The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has made preparations for a statewide strike that would start on August 2, 2023.
ENIGERIA learned that the congress stated it could not fold its arms while Nigerians continued to experience the impacts of subsidy removal, which has resulted in immense misery, despite the fact that a court injunction prohibiting the congress from going on strike in June still exists.
Prior to the initial elimination of the subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit, more commonly known as fuel, the Tinubu administration sued organised labour to stop a statewide strike.
Though the government set up a committee to liaise with the organised labour, officials of the Trade Union Congress and the NLC said the committee had failed to engage labour in a dialogue.
Speaking with the media, the national treasurer of the NLC, Hakeem Ambali, said, “Yes. We issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to conclude all negotiations with labour or face industrial action yesterday by the Central Working Committee.”