NLC Set For A Two-Day Strike

By Glam & Essence


Starting from Tuesday, September 5, 2023,the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) plans to embark on a two-day warning strike, to protest against the Federal Government for failing to address the challenges caused by the removal of fuel subsidies.
The NLC President, Joe Ajaero, made this known on Friday, September 1, 2023,at a press conference at the Labour House in Abuja, while speaking on resolutions by the NLC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Thursday.
The labour union is accusing the Federal Government of abandoning the negotiations and failing to implement some of the resolutions from previous meetings with the government.
The union had protested what it described as the anti-people policies of the administration of President Bola Tinubu in August,joining force with the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and their affiliate unions to demonstrate in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and several states, including Lagos, Abia, Plateau, Kaduna, Kano, Rivers, Zamfara, Katsina, Cross River, Ebonyi, Enugu, Kwara, Ogun, Imo, Ondo, and Edo.
The protest followed a seven-day ultimatum issued to the Federal Government demanding “the immediate reversal of all anti-poor policies of the federal government including the recent hike in PMS (Premium Motor Spirit) price, increase in public school fees, the release of the eight months withheld salary of university lecturers and workers”.
The union also demanded an upward review of the minimum wage from N30,000 to N200,000, following the President’s removal of fuel subsidy announced during his inauguration speech of May 29, 2023.




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