Fuel Subsidy: NLC, TUC Suspend Proposed Nationwide Strike Action

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have suspended their planned nationwide strike, which was to take place on Wednesday, 7th of June, 2023. .

The decision to suspend their proposed strike action came after a crucial meeting held on Monday night between representatives of the Federal Government and the Organised Labour at the Presidential Villa.

The meeting was chaired by the newly appointed Chief of Staff to President Tinubu, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, was instrumental in breaking the deadlock and finding common ground on the issue of fuel subsidy removal.

Consequently, both the NLC and TUC agreed to suspend their strike action.

Earlier in the day, the National Industrial Court had issued a restraining order against the Labour Unions preventing them from embarking on any form of strike.

The order was made in response to an ex parte application filed before the court, with Justice O.Y. Anuwe presiding over the case.

Justice Anuwe’s ruling restrained the TUC and the NLC from proceeding with their planned nationwide strike on Wednesday, pending the hearing and determination of the motion of notice filed on June 5, 2023.

The judge also ordered that the defendants (the TUC and the NLC) be promptly served with the necessary court documents, including the originating processes, the motion on notice, and the court’s order.

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Joseph Chukwuma Oputa

Joseph Chukwuma Oputa is the Managing Editor of Maslow Businessnews and Physicians News publications published by Maslow Business News Publications, Lagos, Nigeria.

Joseph Oputa is a proud Alumnus of the prestigious Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State.

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