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Monday, June 17, 2024

Subsidy removal: Organised Labour threatens to boycott meeting with Federal govt 

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The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to boycott their meeting with the Federal Government on Monday (today).

It said it cannot attend any meeting where the Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong is present.

NLC will be meeting again with the federal government to look into the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding they signed on subsidy removal palliatives.

In a statement released by the NLC president, Joe Ajaero, the organised labour also lamented the current forex crisis on the economy, saying that urgent action was needed.

In a statement titled, “Urgent action to stabilise the naira amidst alarming depreciation,” the NLC president said the repercussions of the weakened currency would be felt by workers and the masses.

He said, “Hopefully, we may meet tomorrow (today) with the federal government to see whether the agreement with organised labour on the fuel subsidy removal palliatives was met or not.

“If that meeting is to be held, it will be without the Minister of Labour and Employment (Simon Lalong) because we will not be part of any meeting with the federal government that the minister of labour and employment will attend.

“You will recall that the decision we had on the National Union of Road Transport Workers was that all parties, including the police should leave the premises, pending the resolution of the dispute but that did not happen. Therefore, any meeting we will have with the federal government, the minister of labour and employment will not be part of it.”

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