JUST: FG, Labour Reach Agreement, Strike Suspended
The Federal Government has reached an agreement with Labour unions in Nigeria over a nationwide strike proposed by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
Reach.ng reports that the Federal Government and the Labour Unions reached an agreement at exactly 2:53 am on Monday, September 28, a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN) revealed.
According to the Minister, the agreement reached between the Federal Government and the Labour Unions means that deregulation will stay with the Federal Government rolling out palliatives for labour. The details of these palliatives, the minister said would be made known in the next two weeks.
Keyamo also revealed the electricity tariffs has been suspended by government for 2 weeks with a joint Committee headed him (Keyamo) to examine the justification for the new policy.
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment added that the Labour unions have suspended the proposed strike action which was scheduled to start from today (Monday) according to an earlier tweet by the NLC.
Keyamo tweeted: “FG & LABOUR reach agreement at 2:53 am. 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.”
Earlier, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had called on Nigerians to prepare for strike action if its demands were not met by the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“STRIKE BEGINS TOMMOROW MONDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER, UNLESS OUR DEMANDS ARE MET – NLC.“