Tinubu Govt Accepted All Our Demands – TUC Opens Up on Strike Suspension
The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has revealed the decision to suspend its planned strike, citing the Bola Tinubu-led federal government’s agreement to meet all their demands.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that labour unions initially declared the strike in response to the removal of fuel subsidy, which subsequently led to increased petrol prices and the cost of living. The primary objective of the strike was to compel the Federal Government to reverse the staggering 200 percent hike in the pump price of petrol.
However, following extensive negotiations involving representatives from the Bola Tinubu-led administration, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and the TUC, the planned industrial action was put on hold.
One of the key demands presented by the TUC was the implementation of a new minimum wage of N200,000.
In an interview on Tuesday, TUC Secretary General, Nuhu Toro, said, “Sincerely, during the meetings and negotiations with the government, they accepted all our demands. Consequently, there was no need to proceed with any industrial action. The purpose of issuing an ultimatum is to draw the government’s attention to our demands, and we have successfully achieved that. However, this is not the end of the matter. We will reconvene on June 19 to assess the situation.”