//LABOUR SUSPENDS PLANNED STRIKE, THREATENS TO RESUME STRIKE AFTER 2 WEEKS

LABOUR SUSPENDS PLANNED STRIKE, THREATENS TO RESUME STRIKE AFTER 2 WEEKS

The Trade Union Congress, TUC, in the early hours of Monday, threatened to resume the suspended strike if after two weeks the Federal Government did not follow up with the agreements reached at the end of the joint meeting between the government and the organised labour.

President of the Trade Union Congress, TUC, Comrade Quadri Olaleye, who disclosed this in a chat with newsmen in Abuja, said that the purpose of the agitation was to draw the attention of the government on the suffering of Nigerian workers.

Meanwhile, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba said after the suspension of the strike, the leadership of the organised labour will meet its various organs to intimidate them on the decision.

Commenting on the agreement reached between the organised labour and the Federal Government, the NLC Chairman in Ekiti State, Comrade Francis Kolapo said that the suspension of the planned strike was to allow further celebrations and consultations on the hike in the prices petrol and electricity.

Following the agreement reached between the Federal Government and the organised labour during a meeting held by both parties on Sunday night, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have suspended the planned nationwide strike and protest that was to commence today, over the recent hike in electricity tariff and petrol pump price.

This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, through a tweet post on his verified twitter handle.

In the agreement between the Federal Government and organised labour, the hike in electricity tariff is to be suspended for a period of 2 weeks, while the new pump price of petrol remains unchanged.