April 18, 2024

BREAKING: NLC Announces Two-Day Warning Strike Over Fuel Subsidy

BREAKING: NLC Announces Two-Day Warning Strike Over Fuel Subsidy

BREAKING: NLC Announces Two-Day Warning Strike Over Fuel Subsidy

 

By: Helen

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Friday announced a two-day warning strike, starting on Tuesday, September 5. The source gathered that the decision was reached by the labor union following the failure of the Federal Government to address the challenges caused by the removal of fuel subsidies

The President in a move to resolve the effect of subsidy had met with governors in the country to share palliatives in their states. The sum of N5 billion and foodstuffs was disburbed to state governors to distribute.

The NLC, Trade Union Congress (TUC) and their affiliate unions have demonstrated in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) along with several states, including Lagos, Abia, Plateau, Kaduna, Kano, Rivers, Zamfara, Katsina, Cross River, Ebonyi, Enugu, Kwara, Ogun, Imo, Ondo, and Edo.

The NLC has 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 demanded an upward review of the minimum wage from N30,000 to N200,000, saying that since the President’s “subsidy is gone” inauguration speech of May 29, 2023, the peace of mind of Nigerians has vanishSeveral meetings between the Presidency and the unions on palliatives for Nigerians suffering hardship in the wake of the petrol subsidy removal proved abortive.

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