Petrol price increase: NLC says there is no plan to embark on strike for now

Petrol price increase: NLC says there is no plan to embark on strike for now

- The organised labour has made a clarification about any future industrial action

- A labour leader, Comrade Joe Ajaero, updated Nigerians about the modalities that must be followed before a strike is enforced

- Ajaero also disclosed the circumstances surrounding the union’s botched meeting with the federal government

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The organised labour has disclosed that it is not planning to embark on any industrial action at the moment after labour leaders walked out from discussions with the federal government.

Comrade Joe Ajaero, the deputy president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), said the union cannot declare strike without engaging members and following due process.

Petrol price increase: NLC says it is not considering going on at the moment

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The labour leader made the disclosure on Monday, November 23, in Abuja, The Nation reported.

He said members of the union walked out of recent discussions with the government out of anger.

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Ajaero said the union was displeased with the government’s insincerity about the issues under discussion.

Legit.ng had earlier reported that a meeting between the federal government and the organised labour over the hikes in fuel pump price and the electricity tariff ended abruptly on Sunday, November 22.

The representatives of the organised labour staged a walk-out from the meeting barely five minutes after it started, Channels TV reported.

Shortly before the walkout, the president of the Trade Union Congress, (TUC) Quadri Olaleye, accused the federal government of being insincere about the discussions with labour leaders.

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to reverse the recent hike in the pump price of fuel which increased from N159 to N170 per liter.

The party in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja, rejected the increase and described it as unbearable to Nigerians.

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Ologbondiyan stated that it was also unacceptable given the prevailing economic crunch already confronting Nigerians.

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