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We Will Give No Strike Notice To FG If………….. – NLC Bl0ws H0t | READ DETAILS


We Will Give No Strike Notice To FG If………….. – NLC Bl0ws H0t | READ DETAILS

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has threatened to embark on a nationwide strike without notice if the Federal Government increases the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly called fuel again without concluding pending negotiations.

There were speculations that there are plans by retailers to increase fuel price upto N750 per litre.
Reacting on Monday, the NLC President, Joe Ajaero while speaking at the ongoing African Alliance of Trade Unions meeting in Abuja, charged the federal government to checkmate bad economic policies which makes worker’s wages of no value.

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“As we’re here now. They’re contemplating on increasing the pump price of petroleum products. But the Minister of Labour for some time now will only go to the Minister of Justice to come up with an injunction to hold the hands of labour not to respond. They have started floating ideas of a likely increase in the price of petroleum products.




“But let me say this: Nigerian workers will not give any strike notice if we have not addressed the consequences of the last two increases in fuel pump price, and we wake up from sleep to hear that they have tampered with the fuel pump price again.


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“I want to plead with the government that those bad economic policies that make our wages next to nothing should be checked. If you check those policies that lead to inflation and devaluation of the currency, we will be comfortable even where we are. If naira is at par with the dollar today, we will ask you to leave minimum wage at N30,000.’’


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“If inflation is checked to zero, we will ask you to leave things the way they are. But inflation is flying, and by the admittance of the National Bureau of Statistics, we have over 133 million Nigerians that are multidimensionally poor.


“I think these are the issues the government should address. If we go for a wage increase tomorrow, the inflation that will follow suit will destroy it”  Ajaero said.

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