The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Monday night suspended their strike scheduled for Wednesday, June 7, 2023.
The decision followed a meeting by the representatives of the Nigerian Government and Organised Labour at the Presidential Villa on Monday night over fuel subsidy removal.
Earlier today, I was drafted to assist in the negotiations with my brothers and comrades in the NLC and TUC and to the glory of God, we reached some agreements which have resulted in the suspension of the proposed strike action. We have just ended the meeting at exactly 10:40pm.… pic.twitter.com/8jz3uZYZpe
— Festus Keyamo, SAN, CON, FCIArb (UK) (@fkeyamo) June 5, 2023
According to Festus Keyamo, the Nigerian Government, the TUC and the NLC will 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.
“The Federal Government, the TUC and the NLC to revive the CNG conversion programme earlier agreed with Labour centres in 2021 and work out detailed implementation and timing.
“The Labour centres and the Federal Government to review issues hindering effective delivery in the education sector and propose solutions for implementation.
“The Labour centres and the Federal Government to review and establish the framework for completion of the rehabilitation of the nation’s refineries.
“The Federal Government to provide a framework for the maintenance of roads and expansion of rail networks across the country.
“All other demands submitted by the TUC to the Federal Government will be assessed by the joint committee.
“Consequently, the parties agreed follows:
“The NLC to suspend the notice of strike forthwith to enable further consultations
“The TUC and the NLC to continue the ongoing engagements with the Federal Government and secure closure on the resolutions above
“The Labour Centres and the Federal Government to meet on June 19, 2023, to agree on an implementation framework.”
Earlier on Monday, the National Industrial Court restrained the Organised Labour from embarking on any form of strike.