Trade Union Congress (TUC) Demands Concrete Action, Not Promises from Ministry of Labour

TUC’s Growing Frustration

The President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Festus Osifo, has voiced the union’s exasperation regarding unfulfilled promises made by the Ministry of Labour.

The TUC had put forth a series of demands, including wage awards for civil servants to alleviate the impact of fuel subsidy removal, tax exemptions for specific worker categories, and the establishment of effective structures for implementing government palliatives.

Minister’s Assurances

In response to these demands, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, assured the TUC during their last meeting that the government would soon reach a resolution regarding wage awards.

Additionally, he urged the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to reconsider its planned indefinite strike.

TUC Seeks Concrete Action

Despite these assurances, Festus Osifo, in an interview on Channels TV, expressed the TUC’s growing impatience and desire for tangible actions.

He emphasized that the union no longer wants promises but concrete solutions to the ongoing issues.

Osifo conveyed the sentiment that Nigerians are weary of endless meetings and pledges, and they are now demanding real and immediate action.

A Call for Action

The TUC’s stance highlights the need for government agencies to move beyond verbal commitments and swiftly address the concerns raised by trade unions.

As civil servants and workers anxiously await the resolution of critical issues like wage awards and tax exemptions, the demand for tangible action becomes increasingly urgent in the eyes of the TUC.

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