The Trade Union Congress (TUC) said it agreed to call off the strike because the federal administration led by Bola Tinubu was willing to meet all of its demands.
According to reports, after the elimination of fuel subsidies and the ensuing spike in petrol prices and the expense of living, labor launched a strike in order to urge the Federal Government to reverse the 200 percent increase in gas pump prices.
The planned strike was put on hold after marathon negotiations with representatives from the Bola Tinubu-led administration, the NLC, and the TUC.
Among the TUC’s demands was the payment of a new N200,000 minimum wage.
TUC Secretary General Nuhu Toro stated in an interview on Tuesday:
“Sincerely, we went into meetings or negotiations with the government, and they accepted all our demands.”
”There was no need to resort to industrial action in that circumstance. The purpose of an ultimatum is to draw the attention of the government to our demands, which we did. In any event, it is not the end of the story. We’ll meet on June 19 to go over the problem.”