NLC insists on strike,gives FG deadline

The Nigeria Labour Congress,NLC, has insisted that it will go ahead with its proposed strike action against the recent increase in electricity tariff and the removal of petrol subsidy.

Labour’s position came after a closed-door meeting between the NLC and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila.

Mr Gbajabiamila had on Sunday met with representatives of NLC, at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja, in an attempt to mediate and broker an amicable solution to the impasse between Organised Labour and the Federal Government.

NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba said the proposed strike by the union will proceed unless government addresses the issues.

Reacting to the court order restraining the NLC from downing tools, Mr Wabba said the organization has not been served with the order and cannot speak on it.

He, however, noted that there is a judgement of a Federal High court stopping the increase of electricity tariff which the government failed to obey.

Waba said the proposed strike will only fail to hold if the govt makes a u-turn before 12 midnight today.

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