Following the recent increase in the price of fuel price in the country, the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, has rejected the new price regime, demanding immediate reversal by government, failing which mass protests will be organized to force government to act.
This was contained in a communiqué jointly signed by the President, TUC Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama and the Ag Secretary-General, TUC, Comrade Simeso Amachree and issued at the end of the emergency meeting of the National Executive council, NEC held yesterday in Lagos.
“The National Executive Council, NEC, of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, at an emergency meeting held on Friday May 13, in Lagos deliberated extensively on the recent increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as petrol by the Federal Government and passed the following resolutions:
“The NEC-in-Session rejected in its entirety the astronomical increase in the price of petrol from N86.50 per litre to N145 per litre and demands that government should revert to the old price regime with immediate effect.
“The NEC in session has given the Federal Government up till Wednesday, May 18, 2016 to invite the leadership of labour for discussion aimed at determining the appropriate way forward.
“The NEC-in-Session also directed the leadership of the TUC to interface with the NLC and the civil society allies to work out action plans that would be put in place to protest the insensitive fuel price hike should the government fail to meet the Wednesday, May 18 deadline.”

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