The Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson has threatened to invoke the principle of no work, no pay, should labour proceed to an indefinite strike without dialogue.
Governor Dickson however restated government's commitment to adopt the option of dialogue as the best means of resolving industrial disputes.
The governor renewed his call on the NLC and the TUC to do its promised consultation and return to the negotiating table for an amicable resolution of the issues involved for the benefit of all parties.
However in Abia state the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Uchenna Obigwe says the decision of the Trade Union Congress to pull out of the struggle against the new petrol price increase is a sign of deceit and smacks of irresponsibility.
He said the TUC cannot be diverting attention from the main matter to dialogue with Federal Government on issues that cannot be addressed with immediacy.