Nigeria: NLC, TUC Suspend Planned Strike

NLC Protest.
28 September 2020

Organised labour comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) have suspended Monday's nationwide strike following agreements reached with the federal government.

Part of the agreement reached include reversal of the new electricity tariff for a period of two weeks pending the out come of a technical committee

The committee is to look at the new tariff regime and metering among others for more understanding.

In a communique read by the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige said both organised labour and government agreed to some palliatives for workers to ameliorate the effect of the increase in pump price of petrol and electricity tariff hike

Addressing journalists after the meeting, Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige the palliatives will be in the areas of transport, power, housing, agriculture and humanitarian support.

As part of the agreement, government announced the suspension of the new electricity tariff for two weeks, pending when a committee will meet and report back

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