NLC And ULC Have Now Reconcile And Merge To Form One United Labour Movement

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has reconciled with the United Labour Congress (ULC) led by Joe Ajaero to form a united Labour Movement.

The ULC broke away five years ago in the wake of leadership crisis at the NLC delegates’ Conference to elect new leadership for the NLC in March 2015.

Following the disputed 2015 delegates’ conference, which produced Mr. Ayuba Wabba of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (M&HWN) as president, Mr. Joe Ajaero of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) and over 20 affiliates including the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) alleged fraud and broke away to form a faction of NLC.

On December 18, 2016, the Ajaero-led NLC faction announced the birth of United Labour Congress of Nigeria with over 25 affiliates including some aggrieved affiliates of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC).

President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, broke this news of the reunion/ reconsilation to reporters at the end of a joint session meeting addressed by the two leaders of the Unions today Thursday 16th July 2020 in Abuja.

Wabba said with the reconciliation, the leadership of the ULC has been re-integrated into the NLC.

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