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Anger Over Suspension Of Strike By Organised Labour

Anger and disappointment have continued to trail the unceremonious suspension of the much-hyped industrial action called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to protest the recent hike in electricity tariff and fuel pump price. Labour announced the suspension of the planned strike following an agreement reached with the Federal Government at a meeting which ended ...

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Shelved Strike, Victory For Nigerian Masses, Says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended Monday’s shelved nationwide strike following the federal government’s successful brokering of an agreement with the leaderships of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) on the increase in electricity tariff and the price of fuel. In a statement by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, the APC said, “The ...

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Labour Dismisses Court Injunction, Insists On Strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress, on Thursday, dismissed the ruling of the National Industrial Court restraining them from going on strike beginning from Monday. The NLC and the TUC stated this after a meeting between the Federal Government and the workers ended in a deadlock on Thursday evening. Following the hike in electricity tariffs and fuel ...

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Fuel/Electricity Tariff Hike: NLC, TUC Embark On Total Strike September 28

The labour movement is set to commence strike and nationwide protest across the country from September 28, following the failure of the Federal Government to reverse the increase in the electricity tariffs and pump price of petrol. The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress said they would work together with their affiliate members to execute the industrial action ...

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Fuel Price: NLC Gives FG 14-Day Ultimatum, As Police Arrest Over 35 Protesters In Lagos

The Nigeria Labour Congress has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to review the hikes in petrol price and electricity tariff or risk facing full industrial action. This is as the Police in Lagos arrested over 35 civil society protesters today. Following its meeting with the FG on Tuesday, the labour union held a Central Working Committee on ...

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Planned Strike On Course As FG, Labour’s Meeting Ends In Deadlock

‘Seven-day ultimatum stands, no acceptable explanation from govt’ An eight-hour meeting involving  the Federal Government,  the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress ended in a deadlock on Tuesday, following the inability of the parties to reach a consensus. While the organised labour was demanding the reversal of the hikes in the price of petrol and electricity tariffs, the ...

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Reverse Hike In Fuel Price Within 7 Days, TUC Tells FG

Organised Labour under the umbrella of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), yesterday, gave the Federal Government a seven-day ultimatum to reverse the hike in prices of electricity, petrol and all other social services. This is even as it mandated the government to provide adequate and quality healthcare and education for all to save the poor and the vulnerable. In a letter ...

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Ahead Nationwide Protest, NLC, TUC Hold Crucial Meetings

There are strong indications that organised labour may draw its members and Nigerians out this week to protest the recent increase in the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff. Ahead of the protest, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has scheduled emergency meetings of two of its organs, the National Administrative Council (NAC) and Central Working Committee (CWC) for Wednesday in ...

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Subsidy Will Bring Back Fuel Queues, Buhari Warns

As ASUU, TUC tackle FG on refineries President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said any attempt by his regime to return to the era of subsidising Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, would lead to “several negative consequences.” Buhari said this at the opening of the First Year Ministerial Performance Review Retreat at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to him,   ...

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