• Reps plead with NLC
  •  HOME NEWS POLITICS METRO SPORT ENTERTAINMENT OPINION EDUCATION HEALTH INTERVIEW DAILY POST GHANA CONNECT WITH US      Daily Post Nigeria NEWS Reps beg labour to shelve strike, offer palliatives Published   on  September 27, 2020 By  Wale Odunsi   Ahead of Monday’s nationwide strike, the House of Representatives has offered organised labour some palliatives. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, held a negotiation meeting with labour on Sunday in Abuja. He said the palliatives would be included in the proposed 2021 budget to cushion the effects of the increase in electricity tariff and fuel price hike. Gbajabiamila listed them as distribution of food items, reduction of taxes on minimum wage and payment of some special allowances. Others include involving workers in the ownership of housing programmes through mortgage and distribution of special buses to public institutions which run on autogas. The Speaker assured that the lawmakers would also make budgetary provision to tackle the deficit of meters to enable Nigerians to access them. Gbajabiamila described estimated billing as a scam. “I have never heard it anywhere in the world, so if we may have to provide for the deficit, we will have to do that. If you go on strike, the people you think you are protecting will be at the receiving end, we share your philosophy regarding workers’ rights. NEWS:  Rescue Nigeria's democracy from collapse - Kogi cleric charges judiciary “We know what Nigerians are going through, our position on electricity billing is obvious, the only thing now is to continue to talk. Shutting down the markets, banks and other places of work is my worry, I am concerned about the people,” he said. COVID-19 Lockdown: Many Nigerians yet to benefit from palliatives - Gbajabiamila tells Buhari Use lawmakers to distribute palliatives, our people are complaining - Gbajabiamila tells Nigerian govt COVID-19: Buhari to speak on free electricity - Gbajabiamila COVID-19: Power companies to offer free electricity to Nigerians 2020 Budget: FG to borrow $5.5billion to finance appropriation act Bill Gates offered House of Reps $10m bribe for speedy passage of compulsory vaccine bill – CUPP alleges     RELATED TOPICS:PALLIATIVESREPSSTRIKE YOU MAY LIKE  Labour ready for nationwide strike – NLC  Why petroleum marketers will not join planned strike – IPMAN  Bear with us, suspend nationwide strike – Nigerian govt      ADVERTISE   CONTACT US   DISCLAIMER   PRIVACY-POLICY   TERMS Copyright © Daily Post - Nigeria News
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  • chuksdy on 28 Sep '20 - 08:47am
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