The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has put the Federal Government on notice of a nationwide industrial action if there is any increase in electricity tariff.
The notice released to journalists in Abuja and addressed to the Minister of Power and copied the Labour and Employment Minister draws the attention of the Federal Government to media reports of the alleged approval granted to the Distribution Companies, Discos to increase electricity tariff.
The notice reminds the Federal Government that the Organised Labour-Federal Government Committee On Electricity Tariff set up last year September had agreed to freeze further hike in electricity tariff until the committee conclude its work and the report adopted by ALL the principals in the committee.
The Nigera Labour Congress therefore dismissed the media reports as speculative and enjoined workers to ignore it.
It however, warned that should there be any increase in the electricity tariff, the Organised Labour would be left with no option than to deploy an industrial mechanism guaranteed in the nation’s laws to protect the rights of workers.