According to reliable sources, the Nigeria Labour Congress has planned a statewide strike to commence on August 2, 2023.
Though a court order prohibiting the congress from striking in June remains in effect, our correspondent learned that the congress stated that it could not fold its arms while Nigerians continued to endure the consequences of subsidy removal, which has caused tremendous suffering.
The Tinubu administration took organised labour to court earlier this month to avert a statewide walkout following the initial elimination of the subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol.
Despite the fact that the government established a committee to communicate with organised labour, representatives from the Trade Union Congress and the National Labour Congress said the committee failed to engage labour in a discussion.
The Central Working Committee issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government Wednesday to finalise all negotiations with workers or face industrial action.
Previously, a representative from the NLC, who spoke to our correspondent on Tuesday, mentioned that the congress would convene a meeting to discuss future actions.
If the government fails to meet the ultimatum, it would result in a nationwide strike.
As of now, the national president of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, has not released an official statement or responded to inquiries about this matter from our correspondent.
Another national official indicated that the public would be informed about other plans soon.
More details will be provided later on this issue.