NLC, TUC Insist Strike And Protest Will Begin On Monday Despite The Industrial Court Ruling


The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union CONGRESS, TUC, on Thursday, stated that strike and protest will begin on Monday despite the ruling of the National Industrial Court.


This was disclosed by the leaders of the union after they met with the Federal Government on Thursday, in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to ensure the reversal of hike in electricity tariffs and fuel pump price.


The meeting started at 4.16 pm and dragged till 9.22 pm without a resolution.


Mr Ayuba Wabba, The NLC President, however, told newsmen that discussions would continue on Monday.


He also dismissed the ruling of the National Industrial Court in Abuja restraining them from going on strike beginning from Monday


He stated, “We were not the one that adjourned the meeting; the government adjourned it till Monday. Monday is the expiration of the ultimatum and we are still very much focused on that. It is a deadlock now.


“Of course, that (adjournment) will not stop the action that has been put in place. We have told them to reverse or to suspend, while the discussion goes on Monday. So, labour is left with no option but to go our way.”

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