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Nigeria Labour Congress Suspends Planned Nationwide Strike

Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, have suspended the planned nationwide strike over fuel subsidy removal.

The Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila disclosed this on Monday night after a meeting between the Federal Government and the unions at Aso Villa.

According to him, 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 the World Bank Financed Cash transfer scheme and propose inclusion of low-income earners in the programme”, a communique signed after the meeting reads in part.

Earlier NLC and TUC had threatened to embark on nationwide strike on Wednesday.

 

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