BREAKING: NLC suspends planned strike after meeting with FG

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has suspended its planned strike scheduled to commence on Wednesday

The strike was called off by the NLC after a meeting between the Federal Government and labour leaders from the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Monday.

Speaker of the House of Representatives who will next week resume as the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, announced the suspension of the strike while speaking to journalists at the end of the meeting.

Gbajabiamila read a communique which was signed by all parties present at the meeting.

The communique reads: “The Federal Government, the TUC and the NLC would 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.”

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