The history of the general strike of June 2000

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Government Slashes Fuel Prices, Labour Rejects Offer
Panafrican News Agency, 8 June 2000. Nigerian labour leaders Thursday rejected a 50-percent reduction in the prices of petroleum products offered the same day by the government. The government's position. Labor rejects the government's acting unilaterally.
Nigeria Bars Civil Servants From General Strike
By Mike Oduniyi, Reuters, Friday 9 June 2000. The Nigerian government ordered senior civil servants to return to work as a general strike over sharp increases in gasoline prices spread to the country's mainstay oil industry Friday. Civil servants were by law not permitted to join in any industrial action. The statement came after members of the white collar oil workers' union, PENGASSAN, joined the strike.
Govt, Labour talks end in another deadlock
By Prisca Egede, Ade Ogidan, Lagos; and Emeka Nwankpa, Abuja, The Guardian, 12 June 2000. Talks between Labour and the Federal Government last night ended without a common ground being reached. Consequently, Nigeria Labour Congress has called a meeting of its highest decision making organ, National Executive Council (NEC) in Abuja today.
General Strike Enters Fifth Day
By Paul Ejime, Panafrican News Agency, 12 June 2000. The paralysing general strike in Nigeria over the increase in the prices of petroleum products entered the fifth day Monday with no sign of a let-off as the leadership of the country's labour congress deliberate on the grave situation.
General strike
From A-Infos News Service, 12 June 2000. Thursday the 2nd of June, the government announced large increases in the prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene, the principal cooking fuel. Fury was widespread since the price rises had immediately caused large rises in public transport fares and food prices were expected to follow. Resistance to the price increases was rapid, widespread and angry. Description of the beginning of the strike.
Strike Ends As Government Capitulates
By Remi Oyo, IPS, 13 June 2000. The five-day nationwide strike called by the 29-union strong Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), ended Tuesday after the government agreed to increase the price of petroleum products by 10 percent and not by the originally stipulated 50 percent.