In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 23rd, September, 2020

FG, Labour Meet Thursday Over Electrical energy, Gas Hike

FG, Labour Meet Thursday Over Electricity, Fuel Hike


 FG, Labour Meet Thursday Over Electrical energy, Gas Hike

The Federal Authorities will on Thursday meet once more with the Nigeria Labour Congress and Commerce Union Congress on the risk by the organised labour to proceed on an indefinite strike and protest over the hike in electrical energy tariffs and gasoline pump worth.

The FG is predicted to unfold its palliative plans in the course of the parley which might maintain on the Banquet corridor, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan, disclosed the assembly date in an e-mail on Wednesday.

It learn, “The Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige shall be internet hosting a gathering with the Organised Labour. The assembly is scheduled for Thursday, September 24, 2020, and the venue is the Banquet corridor, Presidential Villa, by 3pm.

The FG and the unions had met penultimate Tuesday however the dialogue resulted in a impasse following the failure of the federal government to reverse the worth enhance or provide palliatives to cushion the consequences on the employees.

The NLC and TUC subsequently declared strike and protest scheduled to start from Tuesday.

Each unions mentioned they’d collaborate to execute the economic motion for optimum impact.

Rising from a gathering in Abuja on Tuesday, the Nationwide Govt Council of the NLC comprising the chairpersons of the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory endorsed the choice earlier taken by the Central Working Committee of the Congress on the strike final Wednesday.

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The CWC had handed down a two-week ultimatum to the FG to reverse the worth hike or face industrial motion.

The TUC had additionally mobilized its affiliate members to take part within the proposed civil disobedience.

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