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Labour suspends planned nationwide strike (Details)

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The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and the Trade Union Congress, TUC have suspended the nationwide strike scheduled to begin today, Monday, September 28, 2020 over increase in electricity tariff and petrol pump price.

After hours of deliberation, the federal government and labour unions reached an agreement over the planned strike.

Minister of state for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo said the new agreement involves the suspension of the new electricity tariff hike for two weeks.

Keyamo announced via his official Twitter account that the agreement was reached at 2:53am and federal government has also promised to roll out palliative in two weeks.

“FG & LABOUR reached agreement at 2:53am. Deregulation to stay as Govt rolls out palliatives for labour (details in 2 weeks); Electricity tariffs suspended by Govt for 2 weeks with a joint Committee headed by @fkeyamo to examine the justification for the new policy. Strike suspended” the minister announced.

Recall that NLC had fixed September 28 for the commencement of industrial strike over fuel price and electricity tariff hike.

Read details of the agreement reached:

 
 
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