Federal Government Seeks Resolution with NLC Amidst Indefinite Strike Threat

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The Federal Government and the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress will meet on Monday, September 18, 2023 (today) to resolve issues over the looming industrial action.

The Director of Information, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Olajide Oshundun, disclosed the meeting between the two parties in a Sunday statement.

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

“The minister, who directed the Department of Trade Union Services and Industrial Relations to convene a meeting with the leadership of theNigeria Labour Congress for Monday, September 18, 2023, said it was important that the unions sit with the government to resolve all pending matters to avert further disruption to the economy.

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He quoted the minister as reiterating President Bola Tinubu’s government’s commitment to “always engage the organised labor and respond to its concerns after due consultation and negotiations.

This is “in order to guarantee industrial harmony which is critical to the attainment of the Renewed Hope Agenda”.

Before now, the Minister had invited the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) for talks to avert the two-day strike held between the 5th and 6th of September.

However, “only the TUC showed up for the meeting,” the statement added.

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