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NLC nationwide strike to go ahead today

18 May 2016, 06:37

Abuja - The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress including President of the NLC, Mr Ayuba Wabba, walked out of the meeting held Tuesday with the representatives of the Federal Government, vowing to go ahead with its scheduled nationwide strike today.

According to Punch, Representatives of the Trade Union Congress, who also attended the meeting, however, said the TUC would not join the strike.

This is contrary to the agreement the Joe Ajaero-led faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had with the federal government team led by Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole.

Oshiomhole while the addressing journalists said the union reached an agreement with federal government to set up a committee to resolve agitations over the new pump price of petrol.

Also read: Wabba-led NLC walks out of negotiation, insists on strike

The Federal Government had on Tuesday dragged the NLC, TUC and their affiliates before the National Industrial Court seeking to stop the looming strike threatened by the Labour group over the fuel pump price increment.
The state director, Civil Society Organizations, Steve Aluko, on behalf of NLC, TUC and CSO, in an interview on Tuesday, said they were ready for a showdown with the government, until the new pump price of N145 per litre was reversed to 86.50 Naira, Premium Times reported.

“NECs of the NLC, TUC and CSO’s met, and harmonized the positions, that a complete reversal of prices PMS, high electricity tariff and commencement of a structured inclusive multi-stakeholders dialogue process; by 12am on Tuesday, all members are to commence a general strike and Mass Action on Wednesday.”

- News24 Nigeria


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