The Federal Government and Organised Labour have reached an agreement to consider shelving the planned nationwide strike after the closed-door meeting both parties had on Sunday, October 1, 2023.
This is in accordance with the resolutions from the meeting between Organised Labour and the Federal government, noting that “the issues in dispute can only be resolved when workers are at work and not when they are on strike.
According to the press statement issued by Mallam Mohammed Idris, Minister of Information and National Orientation, after the 4-hour meeting, the “NLC and TUC will consider the offers by the Federal Government to suspend the planned strike to allow for further consultations on the implementation of the resolutions above.”
As part of the resolutions from the meeting, the Federal Government has also announced that all treasury-paid workers should get an N35,000 provisional wage increment for the next six months.
In addition, Value-added Tax on diesel will be waived for the next 6 months while the Federal Government will fast-tract provision of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses to ease public transportation difficulties associated with the removal of the PMS subsidy.
The Federal Government will also provide funds for micro and small-scale enterprises.
Lastly, the Federal Government will commence payment of N75,000 to 15 million households at N25,000 per month, for three months from October-December 2023.
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