• Tuesday, October 03, 2023
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NLC, TUC suspend strike, demand fixing refineries, others

The Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress have agreed to suspend the planned nationwide strike scheduled to begin on Wednesday.

After hours of meeting with government representatives led by Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of House of Representatives, they agreed to suspend the strike after the government said it will review their demands.

The demands include reviewing the minimum wage, cash transfers scheme from the World Bank $800m loan, reviving the CNG project for labour centers and reviving the ailing education sector.

Other demands include rehabilitation of the nation’s refineries, fixing road and rail networks and reviewing multiple taxes on businesses — a demand submitted by the TUC.

The meeting ended at 10:40pm on Monday night.