Subsidy Removal: Labour Suspends Strike




In order to allow for additional consultations, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) last night postponed their nationwide planned strike in protest of the elimination of the fuel subsidy.


The TUC President, Comrade Festus Osifo, the NLC President, Joseph Ajaero, the Secretary General, Emmanuel Ugboaja, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Ms. Kachollom Daju all signed a communiqué containing this information.


Reading out the communiqué produced at the end of the conference, Gbajabiamila, who headed the government side, said seven measures were agreed to address the problem.


The communiqué states that the agreement is for "The NLC to suspend the notice of strike forthwith to enable further consultations.


“The TUC and the NLC to continue the ongoing engagements with the federal government and secure closure on the resolutions.


“The federal government, the TUC and the NLC to establish a joint committee to review the proposal for any wage increase or award and establish a framework and timeline for implementation.


“The federal government, the TUC and the NLC to review the World Bank Financed Cash transfer scheme and propose inclusion of low-income earners in the programme.


"The federal government, the TUC and the NLC to revive the CNG conversion programme earlier agreed with Labour centres in 2021 and work out detailed implementation and timing.


“The Labour centres and the federal government to review issues hindering effective delivery in the education sector and propose solutions for implementation.


“The Labour centres and the federal government to review and establish the framework for completion of the rehabilitation of the nation’s refineries.


“The federal government provides a framework for the maintenance of roads and expansion of rail networks across the country.


“All other demands submitted by the TUC to the federal government will be assessed by the joint committee.”




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