- The organised labour has reiterated its determination to embark on its planned indefinite strike should the government fail to meet its demands before the end of the week
- The union had earlier issued 21-day ultimatum to President Bola Tinubu to address it concerns over the fuel subsidy removal
- Ahead of the ultimatum deadline billed for next week, the union has called on the government to do the needful
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The warning comes ahead of the ultimatum deadline. On September 1, the organised labour issued a 21-day ultimatum to Tinubu. The union's ultimatum will expire next week.
The union, according to reports, said the planned indefinite strike was due to government's failure to give palliative to Nigerians to assuage the effect of the hardship that came with fuel subsidy removal.
According to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the planned industrial action would begin any day next week.
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The body also said the strike would be a total shutdown of economic and commercial activities across the country.
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Christopher Onyeka, the NLC national assistant general secretary, faulted the Tinubu-led government for sharing a bag of rice with a dozen Nigerians while gifting N100 million palliative to each lawmaker in the national assembly.
Tinubu had announced different palliatives for state governors and farmers since the fuel subsidy was removed.
But organised labour faulted the president for sharing the palliatives to the governors, arguing that the intended beneficiaries might not get them in the end.
NLC boycotts FG’s meeting on warning strike
At the meeting led by Simon Lalong, minister of labour and productivity, the leadership of the NLC failed to show up.
Lalong later urged journalists to excuse them and went into a closed-door session with the leadership of the TUC, who were present for the meeting.