The National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Abuja division, is reported to have restrained the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) from embarking on strike over the removal of the petrol subsidy.
According to the Cable, the Federal Government had asked the court for an interim injunction restraining the labour unions from proceeding on the strike scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 7, 2023.
Delivering the ruling on Monday, O.Y Anuwe, the presiding judge, said the unions should halt the planned strike pending the hearing and determination of the ex parte motion filed by the federal government.
FG, NLC meet again over petrol subsidy removal
Meanwhile, the Federal Government is currently meeting with the leadership of the NLC at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, for a continuation of the discussions on the removal of petroleum subsidy.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, and members of his national executives arrived at the Presidential Villa around 5 pm on Monday for the meeting.
The government team at the meeting includes the newly-appointed Chief of Staff to the President and the outgoing Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, a former Edo Governor and Senator-elect, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as well as the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Mele Kyari.
The meeting which is coming 48 hours ahead of the commencement of the proposed nationwide strike by the NLC over the removal of subsidy is the second to hold in less than a week.
The leadership of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) had yesterday (Sunday) met with the FG committee and presented a list of demands before the government, the top of which is an increase in the minimum wage and a reversal to the old pump price while negotiations are ongoing.
This is a developing story…
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