FG seeks to prevent further strike, invites NLC for meeting

The Federal Government, FG, has once again asked the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, to a meeting to discuss the upcoming strike.

The two sides were supposed to meet on Monday, September 18, 2023.

This was revealed in a statement made on Sunday by Olajide Oshundun, Director Information, Ministry of Labour and Employment.

Oshundun said, “The Minister of Labour and Employment Simon Bako Lalong has again invited the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC for another meeting over its planned indefinite strike.

“The Minister who directed the Department of Trade Unions Services and Industrial Relations to convene a meeting with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for Monday 18th September 2023 said it was important that the Unions sit with Government to resolve all pending matters to avert further disruption to the economy.

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“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 which is critical to the attainment of the Renewed Hope Agenda”.

Remember that the latest invitation from the federal government came just days after The Nigeria Labour Congress ended its two-day warning strike after rejecting an earlier meeting with the government to go on strike over the growing hardship and suffering across the nation brought on by the removal of fuel subsidies.

The NLC had announced a two-day warning strike in response to the excruciating widespread suffering and poverty. If the government did not act to address the suffering, the NLC threatened a complete and indefinite shutdown of the economy within 14 working days or 21 days after the warning strike.

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