NLC issues FG with a 2-week ultimatum to reverse increase in petrol, power price


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has given the Federal Government two weeks to reverse the recent increase in electricity tariffs and fuel price hike or face indefinite industrial action and mass protests.

The decision was reached at the end of the National Administrative Council and Central Working Committee meetings of the Labour union in Abuja on Wednesday.

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NLC President Ayuba Wabba, who spoke to reporters after the meeting, said the union resolved that the twin increases have had adverse effects on the people and should be reversed in the interest of the masses.

Recall that the Trade Union Congress (TUC) had earlier threatened to mobilise for a strike next week Wednesday if the Federal Government does not reverse the increases.

A meeting between the Government and the organised labour on Tuesday to find common ground had ended in a stalemate.



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