Labour Unions to Decide on Strike Suspension After Government’s Pay Offer

The federal government has made a tentative pay offer to the NLC and TUC, who are set to discuss it today and decide whether to call off the planned strike over the withdrawal of the PMS subsidy.

On Sunday, President Bola Tinubu led a government team to meet with the labour leaders at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and some ministers were also present at the meeting, which went on for about four hours. The government made a provisional pay offer to the labour unions after the meeting.

Gbajabiamila said that the labour unions and the government agreed on several matters, such as using CNG buses for transportation, providing financial assistance to small businesses, exempting diesel from VAT for six months, giving N75,000 to 15 million families for three months at N25,000 each month, and resolving the conflict between RTEAN and NURTW in Lagos State, among others.

He expressed optimism that the strike would be called off by Tuesday, saying, “I think we have made some progress. We have reached some agreements in principle on most of the issues. The NLC and TUC will meet with their members and executives and come back to us.

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