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Fuel Subsidy Removal: NLC, TUC Suspends Strike


Fuel Subsidy Removal: NLC, TUC Suspends Strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress, (TUC), on Monday night shelved their proposed strike scheduled to commence on Wednesday.

The decision followed a meeting by the representatives of the Federal Government and the Organised Labour at the Presidential Villa on Monday night over fuel subsidy removal.

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The development is the outcome of the meeting.on Monday between the Federal Government and Labour Unions.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives and newly appointed Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, who disclosed the outcome of the meeting to State House correspondents, read a communique stating that the agreement struck between the NLC, TUC and the team set up by President Bola Tinubu to discuss the issues arising from the subsidy removal.

According to him, the Federal Government, the TUC and the NLC would establish a joint committee to review the proposal for any wage increase or award and establish a framework and timeline for implementation.

“The Federal Government, the TUC and the NLC would review World Bank Financed Cash transfer scheme and propose inclusion of low-income earners in the programme.

It report gathered that parties are to conclude negotiations June 19.

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