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Barring a last minute change of mind, organised labour, last night, insisted it will go on strike to protest the increase in the price of fuel and electricity tariff.

This vow followed speculations that there were attempts to break their ranks.

The government is meeting with organized labour and civil society organizations, CSOs, tomorrow to prevail on them stop any protest against the hikes.

Meanwhile, ahead of government meeting with organized labour and some civil society groups tomorrow, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has fixed a meeting of one of its highest decision making organs, the Central Working Committee, CWC, for Wednesday to decide on how to react to government increases in prices of vital utility services especially petrol and electricity

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Already, pro-labour civil society groups, under the umbrella of the Joint Action Front, JAF, have said they would begin a nationwide mass protest against the hike in the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff.

Vanguard gathered that the only thing that will stop organized labour’s resolve to embark on protest will be for government to inform labour leaders at tomorrow’s meeting that it is reverting to the old prices of petrol and electricity.

One of the public sector union leader who confided in Vanguard, picked holes in the joint meeting with what he described as pro-government civil society organizations.


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