The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has suspended its planned strike action which was to commence on Wednesday over the removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government.
This was after the Federal Government, Trade Union Congress, TUC, and the NLC reached a resolution over the removal of fuel subsidy.
The resolution was due to the intervention of the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, who helped the parties resolve the disputes between them.
This was contained in a communique signed by the TUC President, Festus Osifo; NLC President, Joseph Ajaero, TUC Secretary General, Nuhu Toro and NLC General Secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja.
The statement read: “The Federal Government, the TUC and the NLC to establish a joint committee to review the proposal for any wage increase or award and establish a framework and timeline for implementation.
“The Federal Government, the TUC and the NLC to review World Bank Financed Cash transfer scheme and propose inclusion of low-income earners in the program.
“The Federal Government, the TUC and the NLC to revive the CNG conversion program earlier agreed with Labor centers in 2021 and work out detailed implementation and timing.
“The Labour centers and the Federal Government to review issues hindering effective delivery in the education sector and propose solutions for implementation.
“The Labour centers 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 as 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 Centers and the Federal Government to meet on June 19, 2023, to agree on an implementation framework.”