The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) called off their Wednesday strike on Monday night.
The decision came after a meeting between officials of the Federal Government (FG) and Organized Labor at the Presidential Villa on Monday night to discuss the removal of fuel subsidies.
The meeting’s outcome was revealed to State House correspondents by Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives and newly appointed Chief of Staff to the President, who read a communique stating that the agreement struck between the NLC, TUC, and the team set up by President Bola Tinubu to discuss the issues arising from the subsidy removal.
According to Gbajabiamila, the Federal Government, the TUC, and the NLC would form a joint committee to assess any pay rise or award proposal and develop a framework and schedule for implementation.
“The Federal Government, the TUC and the NLC would review World Bank Financed Cash transfer scheme and propose inclusion of low-income earners in the programme.
“The Federal Government, the TUC and the NLC to revive the CNG conversion programme earlier agreed with Labour centres in 2021 and work out detailed implementation and timing.
“The Labour centres and the Federal Government to review issues hindering effective delivery in the education sector and propose solutions for implementation.
“The Labour centres and the Federal Government to review and establish the framework for completion of the rehabilitation of the nation’s refineries.
“The Federal Government to provide a framework for the maintenance of roads and expansion of rail networks across the country.
“All other demands submitted by the TUC to the Federal Government will be assessed by the joint committee.
“Consequently, the parties agreed follows:
“The NLC to suspend the notice of strike forthwith to enable further consultations
“The TUC and the NLC to continue the ongoing engagements with the Federal Government and secure closure on the resolutions above
“The Labour Centres and the Federal Government to meet on June 19, 2023, to agree on an implementation framework.”