June 17, 2024

Breaking: NLC, TUC call off strike after talks with FG

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have announced the suspension of their planned strike originally scheduled for Wednesday.

The discussions primarily centered around the removal of fuel subsidy, and fruitful agreements were reached between the representatives of the federal government and organized labour, leading to the decision to call off the proposed strike action.

Festus Keyamo, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, expressed his satisfaction with the outcome, stating, “I am pleased to inform you that we have made significant progress during today’s negotiations with the NLC and TUC.”

A copy of the agreement

“The meeting concluded successfully at 10:40 pm, marking a positive resolution to the discussions.”

Earlier in the day, the National Industrial Court responded to an ex parte application filed by the federal government and the Attorney General of the Federation by granting an injunction.

This injunction prohibits the TUC and NLC from engaging in any form of strike until the hearing and determination of the motion of notice, which is scheduled for June 19, 2023.

Presiding Judge O.Y. Anuwe ordered that the necessary legal documents, including the originating processes, the motion on notice, and the court’s order, be promptly served to the defendants. This legal action ensures that both parties will have the opportunity to present their cases during the upcoming hearing.

The decision to suspend the strike and the court’s injunction mark significant milestones in this matter, providing temporary relief while opening avenues for further legal proceedings.

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