Subsidy Removal: FG Succeeds in Persuading NLC, TUC To Shelve Proposed Strike
After hours of heated deliberations between the Federal Government and the leadership of the Trade Union Congress and Nigeria Labour Congress on Tuesday, the FG was able to persuade the labour leaders to shelve their proposed strike which was scheduled for Wednesday.
Naijanewshub.com.ng gathered that the meeting also agreed to activate a tripartite committee that would review the current national minimum wage.
All the stakeholders involved in the deliberation are to reconvene on June 19th to deliberate on modalities for effective implementation of their agreement.
The meeting which lasted for over six hours at the Presidential Villa Abuja, had former NLC President, Adams Oshiomhole, the Group Managing Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Limited NNPCL, Mele Kyari, NLC President, Joe Ajaero, TUC President, Festus Osifo, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajiabiamila amongst others in attendance.
Part of other demands from the two Labour centres which the Federal Government is expected to meet is the boosting of road and rail infrastructures to cushion the effect of the subsidy removal policy which has been effected by the Bola Ahmed Tinubu led administration since May 29th while taking oath of office.