The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has expressed its opposition to the ruling made by the National Industrial Court (NIC), which favoured the Federal Government at the expense of the general public and workers in the country.
According to a joint communique signed by Mr Joe Ajaero, the President of the NLC, and Mr Emmanuel Ugboaja, the General Secretary, during an emergency meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) held in Abuja on Tuesday, it was stated that the purpose of the NEC meeting was to discuss the outcome of the dialogue between the NLC and the Federal Government regarding the increase in the price of petroleum products.
Eyewitness9ja reported that on June 3, the NLC issued an order for a nationwide strike scheduled to begin on June 7 in response to the fuel price hike.
It should be noted that the federal government obtained a court injunction to prevent Congress from proceeding with the planned nationwide strike.
DURING THE SESSION, the NLC affirmed that the NEC reached a resolution emphasizing the importance of demonstrating to the government the need to comply with established laws and court judgments.
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The Congress additionally declared that all Affiliates and State Councils of the Congress are instructed to halt any further actions and mobilization until the final negotiations have concluded.
The communique praised all Affiliates and State Councils for their strong efforts in mobilizing for a potentially effective nationwide strike. It encouraged them to remain vigilant if it became necessary to resume their activities.