NLC declares warning strike over petrol subsidy removal

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has declared a two-day warning strike in protest against the Federal Government’s failure to address the challenges caused by the removal of fuel subsidy.

The strike is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, next week.

The NLC President, Joe Ajaero made the declaration on Friday during a press conference at the Labour House in Abuja while speaking on resolutions by the NLC National Executive Committee meeting held on Thursday.previous day.

Recall that On August 2, NLC organised labour protested and described it as the anti-people policies of the administration of President Bola Tinubu.

NLC, Trade Union Congress and their affiliate unions demonstrated in the Federal Capital Territory and several states including Lagos, Abia, Plateau, Kaduna, Kano, Rivers, Zamfara, Katsina, Cross River, Ebonyi, Enugu, Kwara, Ogun, Imo, Ondo and Edo.

The protest followed a seven-day ultimatum issued to the Federal Government demanding “the immediate reversal of all anti-poor policies of the federal government including the recent hike in PMS price, increase in public school fees, the release of the eight months withheld salary of university lecturers and workers”.

The labour union is accusing the Federal Government of abandoning the negotiations and failing to implement some of the resolutions from previous meetings with the government.

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