Tuesday, May 17, 2016

NLC, TUC to proceed on planned industrial action

– NLC, TUC source says the unions were
infuriated by the industrial court’s injunction

– Informs that industrial action will commence
by midnight as earlier planned

– Adds also that a meeting with the SGF this
evening may be boycotted
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade
Union Congress (TUC) have both agreed to
embark on their proposed industrial action on
Wednesday, May 17, as planned.

Vanguard sources revealed that both labour
groups made this resolve after its National
Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja on
Tuesday evening.

There had been a court injunction by the national
industrial court to stop the organised labour from
embarking on the process, but this appears to
have been ignored by the workers.

Instead, it was gatehered that they are planning
to mobilise people ahead of the industrial action
which is expected to commence from 12

According to Vanguard, the unions had exhaustive
deliberations on last week’s fuel hike by the
federal government and consequences on the
Nigerian workers and the public in general.

The source who spoke with Vanguard reportedly
said: “Our decision not to suspend the strike was
further fueled by today’s injunction by the
Industrial Court,restraining us from proceeding
on the strike expected to begin tomorrow.”

The source stated further that they may boycott
the meeting expected to be held with the
secretary to the government of the federation on
Tuesday evening as the factional NLC, led by the
general secretary of the National Union of
Electricity Employees (NUEE), Joe Ajaero, has
reportedly ruled himself out of the strike.

Smart360news will continue to monitor proceedings
from Abuja as both parties are still expected to
reach a final conclusion before the end of

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