The Nigerian Labour Congress has resolved to suspend the proposed strike billed to start on Wednesday 7th June 2023. This is coming after a meeting of the NLC / TUC with the Federal ministry of Labour and Employment and the Hon Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila was held on 5th June 2023. In a statement signed by the Presidents of TUC and NLC, the permanent secretary of ministry of labour and employment and the speaker of the House of Assembly, they seem to achieve a compromise as some resolutions were made.
The Resolution Made With FG on Removal of Fuel Subsidy includes:
- Establish a joint committee to review the proposal of wage increase and establish a framework of implementation
- Review the World Bank financed Cash Transfer Schemeto include low -income earners.
- Revive the CNG conversion programme earlier agreed with Labour in 2021 and work out detailed implementation and timing.
- Review issues hindering effective delivery in the education sector and propose solutions for implementation
- Review and establish framework for completion of rehabilitation of the nation’s refineries
- Provide framework for maintenance of roads and expansion of rail networks,
- All other demands submitted by TUC to the FG will be assessed by the joint committee.
Subsequently, they have agreed to call of the impending Strike, continue engagements and consultations with the Federal Government and promised to reconvene on 19 June 2023.