Tinubu Meets Labour Leaders as NLC, TUC Declare Strike

Tinubu Meets Labour Leaders as NLC, TUC Declare Strike

  • President Bola Tinubu-led federal government and the organised labour have met in Abuja over the two-week strike notice issued by the NLC and the TUC
  • The federal government team, led by the minister of state for labour and employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, promised that the payment of wages would be prompt and urged the union to suspend the ultimatum
  • However, the NLC and TUC did not shift their ground while asking the Tinubu-led government to fulfil their agreement reached in October

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FCT, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu-led federal government has met with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) over the 14-day ultimatum of strike notice.

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The president was duly represented by the minister of state for labour and employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, who promised that the payment of wages would henceforth be consistent.

NLC/TUC/Bola Tinubu/Minister of Labour and Employment/Joe Ajaero/Nkeiruka Onyejeocha
FG meets leadership of NLC, TUC over planned strike Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nigeria Labour Congress
Source: Twitter

NLC, TUC announce strike notice

Recall that the NLC and TUC recently announced that they would be embarking on a nationwide strike over the country's hardship due to the removal of the fuel subsidy and floating of the naira.

The organised labour said the Tinubu administration failed to implement the agreement reached on October 2, 2023, between them and the federal government.

But on Tuesday, February 13, the union's leadership reportedly met with the minister, where they were assured that the government was working to ensure prompt implementation of the agreement.

Tinubu promises to respect agreement with labour

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In a tweet by NTA, Onyejeocha urged the NLC and TUC to withdraw the ultimatum, but the unions stood their ground and asked the government to fulfil its promises.

At their meeting in October, the government and the labour leaders reached a 16-point agreement.

The tweet partly read:

"Onyejeocha also appealed to the labour organisations to withdraw their 14-day ultimatum, as the government had stepped up efforts to complete the implementation of the agreement."

Present at the meeting was the president of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, and the vice president of the TUC, Tommy Okon.

Below is the tweet:

NLC, TUC give strike notice to FG

Legit.ng earlier reported that the NLC and TUC notified the federal government of their proposed strike.

The organised labour said their agreements with the Tinubu-led government in October 2023 had not been implemented.

Part of the agreement reached in October was that the federal government would increase the minimum wage, but it was yet to be implemented.

Source: Legit.ng

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