Nigerian labour union threatens strike, resumes talks with government.

Nigeria’s main Labour Union, the NLC has said the government must meet its demands to cushion the effect of the fuel subsidy removal.

This comes ahead of a meeting between the Nigerian government and organised labour.

The union has threatened that it would not hesitate to call out workers for industrial action. It said it only suspended its planned strike.

The NLC first threatened to go on strike in the wake of an increase in the price of petrol in Nigeria.

Nigeria’s President during his inauguration had announced an end to petrol subsidies which costs the country billions of dollars annually.

Labour leaders however argue the high cost of petrol was inflicting unbearable hardship on Nigerians, adding that the government must act fast with respect to providing palliatives.

It also says there must be an increase in the minimum wage from N30,000 ($46.13) to N150,000 ($230.63)

The Federal Government and labour unions met on June 5, 2023, with a resolution to reconvene on June 19th to agree on the implementation framework of the resolutions reached.

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