The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared a two-day warning strike in protest against the effects of the removal of petrol subsidies on the citizens.
During his inaugural address on May 29, President Bola Tinubu declared an end to fuel subsidy, tripling the price of petrol from N197 per litre to N617.
On August 2, the NLC and affiliate unions staged nationwide protests against the removal of the subsidy on petrol and the attendant hardship on Nigerians.
After the protests, leaders of the labour unions called off their planned strike after meeting with President Tinubu about the palliatives for Nigerians suffering hardship due to the petrol subsidy removal.
During a press briefing at the Labour House in Abuja on Friday, September 1, NLC President, Joe Ajaero announced that the union would embark on a two-day warning strike slated to commence on Tuesday, September 5.
Ajaero also spoke on the resolutions that emerged from the union’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting, which occurred on Thursday.
He said that the NLC’s decision stems from its assertion that the federal government has abandoned its negotiations and failed to implement several resolutions agreed upon in previous meetings.
This comes a few weeks after NLC vowed to begin an indefinite nationwide shutdown of the country if there is another increment in petrol pump price from the existing 617 naira.