- The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) said it has no agreement with the Federal Government to suspend the proposed strike
- The Labour Union said it has no date to meet with the Federal Government to suspend the planned strike action
- The NLC Head of Information and Public Affairs, Benson Upah, disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday, September 28
NLC denies having agreement with FG
Upah made this known in a statement issued on Thursday, September 27.
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He stated while reacting to a statement allegedly issued by the Director of Press, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Olajide Oshundun, that there is an agreement between organized labour and the Federal Government to suspend the proposed strike.
Upah’s statement read:
“Accordingly, we find it necessary to make clarifications. Firstly, we do not have any agreement with the government to suspend the planned strike action. Neither do we have any date for a meeting with the government that may lead to the suspension of the proposed strike.
“While we do not intend to demean or minimise the office of the Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, this matter is beyond the Ministry. This should have been obvious to them during our most recent meeting.
NLC, TUC to embark on indefinite nationwide strike from October 3
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) resolved to ground activities nationwide from Tuesday, October 3, 2023.
This follows what the Labour Unions tagged as the “failure” of the Bola Tinubu government to successfully implement policies to alleviate the sufferings of Nigerians following the removal of the subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS)
A source who was present at a virtual National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held on Tuesday, accused the government of not being proactive.
NLC mobilises for strike
Legit.ng also reported that the NLC mobilised its state chapters and affiliate unions for a nationwide strike over the recent fuel subsidy removal.
The development is due to the expiration of a 21-day ultimatum given to the federal government to provide palliatives to cushion the effects.