Possible fuel hike: NLC warns FG, threatens Indefinite strike

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned the Federal Government of Nigeria against another hike in pump price of petrol.

The union said it will embark on a nationwide indefinite strike should there be another hike in the price of petrol amid the ongoing negotiations with the government.

There has been a repeated increase in pump prices of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), or petrol, since the May 29 when declared the removal of subsidy on PMS.

The pump price has moved upward from N185 to around N500, and again up to N617 in July which has caused hike in prices of goods and services..

“As we’re here now, they’re contemplating increasing the pump price of petroleum products. And the Ministry of Labour, for some time now, will only go to the Ministry of Justice to come up with a so-called injunction to hold the hands of labour not to respond,” President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, said on Monday.

“But let me say this, Nigerian workers will not give any notice if we have not addressed the “consequences of the last two increases and we wake up from our sleep to hear that they have tampered with it again,” he said.

Possible fuel hike: NLC warns FG, threatens Indefinite strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned the Federal Government of Nigeria against another hike in pump price of petrol.

The union said it will embark on a nationwide indefinite strike should there be another hike in the price of petrol amid the ongoing negotiations with the government.

There has been a repeated increase in pump prices of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), or petrol, since the May 29 when declared the removal of subsidy on PMS.

The pump price has moved upward from N185 to around N500, and again up to N617 in July which has caused hike in prices of goods and services..

“As we’re here now, they’re contemplating increasing the pump price of petroleum products. And the Ministry of Labour, for some time now, will only go to the Ministry of Justice to come up with a so-called injunction to hold the hands of labour not to respond,” President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, said on Monday.

“But let me say this, Nigerian workers will not give any notice if we have not addressed the “consequences of the last two increases and we wake up from our sleep to hear that they have tampered with it again,” he said.

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