Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has annkunced suspension of its planned nationwide strike that would have started today, Monday, September 28, in protest against the hike in pump price of fuel and electricity tariff.
The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN) tweeted that there was hope the industrial crisis might be avoided.
In a tweet on his verified Twitter handle(@fkeyamo), Keyamo stated: “Still negotiating with labour at exactly 12.34am. Some progress have been made. Concrete proposals on the table from both sides.
“Details being worked on by the temporary Secretariat. Gradually moving towards a point of convergence. Let’s hope….”
Furthermore, a source told newsmen that it is possible the tariff will be suspended for two weeks, but said nothing specific about fuel pump price.
The source also said a joint government/Labour committee will be set up to review the issues within those two weeks.
It was also learned that a communique is being hammered out, an indication that some sort of agreement had been arrived at.
Details of the agreement reached by parties will follow, soon.