Indefinite strike: FG invites NLC to meeting weeks after union leaders shunned talks

The federal government through the Minister of Labour and Employment Simon Bako Lalong has invited the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC for another meeting over its planned indefinite strike nationwide.

CREDIT: THE NEWSPAD PHOTOGRAPH OF EDO STATE SECRETARIAT BUILDING IN BENIN CITY BESIEGED BY WORKERS SHUT OUT BY LABOUR UNIONS DURING THE TWO-DAY WARNING STRIKE.

The notice of invitation, conveyed by Mr Olajide Oshundun, Director, Press and Public Relations on Sunday after the earlier two-day warning strike by workers held between 5th and 6th September, 2023, which only leaders of Trade Union Congress (TUC) showed up for the meeting while NLC leaders shunned the meeting.

Oshundun said the proposed meeting, slated for Monday 18th September 2023, is ‘important that the Unions sit with Government to resolve all pending matters to avert further disruption to the economy”.

According to the Minister, “the administration of President Bola Tinubu will always engage the organised labour and respond to its concerns after due consultation and negotiations in order to guarantee industrial harmony, is critical to the attainment of the Renewed Hope Agenda.

Workers are bracing up for the indefinite strike over failure of the government to accede to workers demands for a new minimum wage and other issues of concern arising from petrol subsidy removal, which have caused economic hardship.

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