The Trade Union Congress, TUC has insisted on the planned indefinite strike by the organizer labour.
Kemi Filani News reports that TUC and the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC on Tuesday, said the country’s economy would be shut down from October 3 to further press for its demands from the Federal Government.
Organized labour is asking the FG to put up measures that would ease the hardship occasioned by the removal of fuel subsidies.
The unions have had several meetings with the FG but ended in deadlock.
Speaking on Arise TV on Wednesday, TUC President Festus Osifo said the Strike is the last resort, insisting that the organized labour had exhausted other means of pressing for its demands.
According to Festus, President Bola Tinubu has had enough time to come up with palliatives to cushion the subsidy removal effect.
He said, “Strike is always our last resort, which is why we embarked on this long journey. It was about four months ago that the fuel subsidy was removed.
“For any government concerned about the plight of the people, four months is sufficient time for them to have designed a framework for the way forward.
“So for the federal house of representative that said we should be patient, we have earlier met with the Senate President who promised us that he was going to meet with the president and get back to us in one week, but up till now, we have not heard from him.
“We have exhausted all our tools, which is why we are deploring the last option”.
However, the federal government had said it would negotiate with Organized labour to halt the planned strike action.