In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 29th, September, 2020

‘Why We Suspended Strike’ – Labour Reacts To Media Backlash

'Why We Suspended Strike' - Labour Reacts To Media Backlash

NLC and TUC

NLC and TUC

 

The Nigeria Labour Congress and Commerce Union Congress have reacted to the media backlash after it suspended the deliberate nationwide strike on the final minute.

 

In a joint communique on Tuesday, Labour mentioned it thought-about the impression of COVID-19 earlier than agreeing to shelve the commercial motion.

 

The Communique was titled, ‘Textual content of the joint communique on the decision of commerce dispute between the Federal and the organised Labour represented by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Commerce Union Congress (TUC) on the State Home Banquet Corridor on September 27’.

 

On behalf of organised labour, the communique was signed by NLC President Ayuba Wabba; TUC President Quadri Olaleye; Secretary-Common NLC, Emmanuel Ugboaja; Secretary-Common TUC Musa Lawal Ozigi; NUPENG President Williams Akporeha; PENGASSAN President Festus Osifo; President NUEE Martin Uzoegwu and President, SSAEAC Chris N. Okonkwo.

 

In response to the labour leaders, they thought-about the impression of COVID-19 earlier than agreeing to shelve the commercial motion.

 

In addition they famous that the Federal Authorities defined to them the state of the economic system and the drive behind the latest cost-reflective Electrical energy Tariff changes and deregulation of the downstream sector of the Petroleum Trade.

 

A part of the communique learn, “Recognising the general public outcry and protest over the latest Federal Authorities twin insurance policies on Electrical energy Tariff Reform and full implementation of deregulation of the downstream sector of the Nigerian Oil and Fuel Trade ensuing within the deliberate nationwide industrial motion by Organised Labour;

“Allowing for the spiral and unfavorable impression of COVID-19 pandemic on world economic system,

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“Additional taking into consideration that because of impression of COVID-19 pandemic the world is present process socio-economic transition which has affected value stability, sustainability of enterprises, employment, and different socio-economic indices;

“Acknowledging that the spiral and unfavorable impression of COVID-19 pandemic on the worldwide economic system has given rise to the necessity for a brand new socio-economic order;

“Recognising the necessity to maintain enterprises for retention and creation of jobs in addition to sustainable development and growth;

“Acknowledging the necessity for social concertation between the Federal Authorities and employees’ representatives, specifically the 2 Labour Centres – The NLC and TUC;

“To assist within the dialogue and communication, the Federal Authorities aspect made displays to point out the state of economic system and the drive behind the latest value–reflective Electrical energy Tariff changes and deregulation of the downstream sector of the Petroleum Trade;

“Bipartite assembly to handle and resolve the problems in dispute between the Federal Authorities and Labour Centres had been held on September 15, 24, and 27, 2020,

“After exhaustive deliberations on the problems raised by Labour Centres, the Federal Authorities acknowledged that it has long-established out palliatives that might ameliorate the sufferings that Nigerian employees could expertise because of the cost-reflective Electrical energy Tariff changes and deregulation of the downstream sector of the Petroleum Trade. The palliatives can be within the areas of transport, energy, housing, agriculture and humanitarian assist.

“After thorough debates and negotiations on varied points raised by all events, resolutions had been reached and mutually adopted.”

 

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