NLC: Why We Suspended Planned Nationwide Strike over Subsidy
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on June 7, 2023
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) said it put off the planned strike over petrol subsidy removal partly in obedience to an order of the National Industrial Court.
The strike suspension was announced after Monday’s marathon meeting between a government team and leaders of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and NLC.
Parties agreed to establish a joint committee to review the proposal for any wage increase and establish a framework and timeline for implementation.
They also consented to review and establish the framework for the completion of the rehabilitation of the nation’s refineries, among others.
Parties would meet again on June 19, 2023, to agree on an implementation Framework.