Petrol subsidy removal: NLC suspends planned strike 

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Monday, suspended it’s strike action called to start on June 7,2023, to protest Federal Government petrol subsidy removal.

The announcement was made after a meeting between the Federal Government, NLC and Trade Union Congress, TUC.

NLC had boycotted the meeting on Sunday, but returned to the nogotiating table on Monday, saying some powerful persons urged it to retune to the talks with the Federal Government.

The suspension is also coming on a day the Federal Government obtained an order from an Industrial High Court sitting in Abuja, restraining NLC and TUC from going ahead with the June 7, planned strike action to protest the petro subsidy removal.

 

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Meanwhile, the court adjourned further hearing in the matter to June 19,2023,

The subsidy removal had forced prices of fuel to increase by over 200 percent.

Recall that President Bola Tinubu had in his inauguration address on May 29, said that fuel subsidy was gone.

And on May 31, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPCL, announced a new price regime for petrol for the different zones of the country.

However, the Federal Government, NLC and TUC talk has been adjourned to June 19.

 

 

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