The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to begin a nationwide strike action without any formal notice to the Federal Government if they go ahead to increase the pump price of fuel while negotiations are ongoing.
Comr. Joe Ajaero, NLC President disclosed this at the ongoing African Alliance of Trade Unions meeting in Abuja.
According to him, the government is contemplating increasing the pump price of petroleum products.
“As we’re here now. They’re contemplating increasing the pump price of petroleum products. But the Minister of Labour for some time now, will only go to the Minister of Justice to come up with an injunction to hold the hands of labour not to respond. They have started floating ideas of a likely increase in the price of petroleum products.
“But let me say this. Nigeria workers will not give any strike notice. If we have not addressed the consequences of the last two increases in fuel pump price, and we wake up from asleep to hear that they have tampered with the fuel pump price again.”
“I want to plead with the government that those bad economic policies that make our wages next to nothing, should be checked. If you check those policies that lead to inflation, and devaluation of the currency, we will be comfortable even where we are. if the naira is at par with the dollar today, we will ask you to leave the minimum wage at 30,000