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(Breaking) Looming Indefinite Strike: FG Invites NLC, TUC To Emergency Meeting

(Breaking) Looming Indefinite Strike: FG Invites NLC, TUC To Emergency Meeting

(Breaking) Looming Indefinite Strike: FG Invites NLC, TUC To Emergency Meeting

The Federal Government on Friday invited the leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) to an emergency meeting to halt the looming industrial actions by labour unions.

The organised labour had issued a public notice to commence an indefinite, national industrial strike action on Tuesday, 3rd October 2023.

The leadership of the organized labour – Trade Union Congress and Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC/TUC, through a joint session of its National Organs resolved to mount further pressure on the Federal Government to take palpable, affirmative social intervention measure to ameliorate the sufferings of citizens following the removal of Fuel Subsidy and escalating inflationary index in country.

Labour unions are agitated against the slow paced, almost foot dragging attitudes of the Government to implement promised social reliefs intervention, “Subsidy Palliatives” for the workers.

Labour unions are disturbed that despite Government’s admission to have made Trillions of Naira savings from the removal of fuel subsidy policy, it is seemingly reluctant to carry out its promised “ Incremental Renumeration Awards” for workers.

Among other things, the NLC and the TUC are asking for wage awards, implementation of palliatives, tax exemptions and allowances to public sector workers and a review of the minimum wage.

The meeting is scheduled to be held later this evening at Aso Villa, Conference Room of the Office of the Chief of Staff to the President.
The Federal Government had earlier fixed the meeting for 12 noon today but had shifted the meeting to evening to enable organised labour to reach out to their leaders outside Abuja.

According to sources, the NLC and its TUC counterpart received the government’s invitation this morning through the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

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