NLC Strike: Labour Under Attack For Suspending Planned Strike, Protest Following Meeting With FG
NLC and Trade Union Congress (TUC) had called for a nationwide strike to protest against the increase in electricity tariff and the price of petroleum.
However, Federal Government and a non-governmental organisation, Peace and Unity Ambassadors Association had made efforts to avert it, securing court injunctions that restrained the unions from downing tools.
Despite this, labour insisted on going ahead with the planned strike until the hikes are reversed.
In a last attempt to block the industrial action, FG had a meeting with the unions and reached an agreement which led to the suspension of the strike early Monday.
The new agreement, according to the Minister of Labour and Employment (State), Festus Keyamo involves the suspension of the new electricity tariff hike for two weeks and the setup of a technical committee comprising labour leaders, government agencies and ministries to look into issues concerning the recent electricity tariff hike so as to validate the basis of the new cost.
The agreement has stirred reactions and criticisms from Nigerians on social media, who accused the NLC leaders of not being in support of the masses.
Some accused the labour union leaders of being bribed, adding that suspension of electricity tariff was just one demand out of many concerns raised by Nigerians.
See some reactions from Nigerians on Twitter below;
Don’t be disappointed, NLC and TUC are just being themselves. Always remember this is Buhari govt, every parastatal, union, agencies is either corrupted or compromised.#NLCStrike
— Ayemojubar 👠 (@ayemojubar) September 28, 2020
NLC and TUC case must have been settled most likely before the hike in prices.
The NLC is not on the side of Nigerian.
The NLC are cowards.
The NLC has lost the confidence of Nigerians.
The NLC lacks the inpetus to fight a just course. #NLCStrike #
— ADIO Anthony O (@adio_anthony) September 28, 2020
At this point NLC,
I’m ashamed of your organization.
What concessions did you reach with FG that is appealing to NIGERIANS in pain?
— CLEMENT THUNDER (@clementronix) September 28, 2020
#NLCStrike: Federal Government takes Labour Union more serious than ASUU… ASUU is like the illegitimate child that was born by a harlot.
So much for education is key.
— DANNY WALTER👑🎠 #ShoePlug (@DannyWalta) September 28, 2020
We have no Labour Union they are just a Toothless Bull Dog, why on earth will call off the strike when none of their terms have been met.
Enough of the Mid Night Brown Envelopes
— Dokubo Kenneth (@dokubo_kenneth) September 28, 2020
Trusting the NLC and TUC with the destinies of Nigerians is just a waste of time, an attempt to siphon money and enrich their pockets. Don’t be deceived, these lawless organizations are there for themselves and their families and not the populace. #NLCStrike
— Yobe update (@Yobe_update) September 28, 2020
Like the labour Union was serious. But they are bunch of people expecting palliatives. It is obvious Buhari wants us all to die of poverty.
— I am D I O N 🇳🇬 ❁ (@dionbrave) September 28, 2020
— Onyekachi Kingsley (@Onyekachi_20) September 28, 2020
The Nigeria labour union is one of the biggest joke around and I wonder why even the main opposition party can’t engage these unions so as not to compromise considering the hardship in the country. All they care about is the next election.Shame #NLCprotest #NLCStrike pic.twitter.com/O8ffh6Xpff
— Noblealbert ♕ (@AlbertChinedu) September 28, 2020
I knew it NLC and TUC are just a bunch of clowns. Thier sole purpose is to enrich themselves. You should see type the cars those clowns drive in Abuja – Twitter user #NLCStrike cc @Gidi_Traffic pic.twitter.com/Vv4feUXZdC
— Gidifeednews (@gidifeedtv) September 28, 2020
NLC strike called off?
Las Las they’ve settled the union and this isn’t about us again.#NLCStrike
— Joy Tee (@joy_eshovo) September 28, 2020
Lol…fg suspends tariff for 2 weeks nlc suspend strike wtf so after two we go continue the norms
Which kind rubbish negotiation this…
Scammed country #NLCStrike
— Designated boyfriend😎 (@vicki_primez) September 28, 2020
@NLCHeadquarters ooohhh FG has given you guys some cash right? You had an agenda, you shouted.. all for how much have you sold us to suspend the strike? … The whole world knew you guys were never to be taken seriously.@Gidi_Traffic @BBNaija #NLCStrike #NLCprotest #NLC
— truthhack (@urfavhackton) September 28, 2020
NLC and TUC are a bunch of Jobless bodies that are of no use,all they have been doing since I know this union is compromise
How can a union plan to strike & still go to the Government house to eat dinner 🤦🏿♂️
Government should scrap unions they are burdens to Nigerians #NLCStrike
— QUDUS (@QdPaper) September 28, 2020
— Yobe update (@Yobe_update) September 28, 2020
Congratulations to Comrade Ayuba Wabba, his NLC, TUC, for suspending the planned strike action today, & for forcing the FG to halt the electricity tariff hike.
— NEFERTITI (@firstladyship) September 28, 2020
I woke up to the news that proposed strike is off because FG suspends electricity tariff for just 2 weeks?
What happens to fuel hike?
And you think next 2 weeks we will take you serious?
What exactly is our problem?
We are just not ready. #NLCStrike
— James SULE (@jamesjerry963) September 28, 2020
— Loud🇳🇬 (@fvckin_loud) September 28, 2020
— zikOdeh (@OdehZik) September 28, 2020
I’m not surprised. Labour and TUC have lost their glory long time ago. I don’t know what this govt did to them. Always chicken out. Nothing was mentioned about hiked pump price of fuel.#NLCStrike
— Tobe (@TobeAsomugha) September 28, 2020
When you strongly believed that something good would come out from the nationwide strike by NLC, only to wake up to the bad news that they have chickened out. Only God knows what they were told.
There is God ohhhhhhh! pic.twitter.com/OJhfzJhtbl
— Chinonso Augustine (@ChinonsoMA) September 28, 2020