Federal government to meet with NLC on its proposed 2-day warning strike.
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on September 3, 2023
In an attempt to persuade the organized labour in Nigeria to back down on its planned 2-day warning strike, the federal government has scheduled a parley with the media.
A statement by director press, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Olajide Oshundun,says the Minister, Simon Lalong, will, on Monday, septembet 4, 2023 brief the media at the Minister’s Conference Room, Federal Secretariat, Central Business District, Abuja
Oshudun however did not mention if the federal government through the Minister of Labout will be meeting organised labour before or after the briefing with the media.
There is also no information from NLC that it has been invited to any meeting by the federal government.
The NLC had on Thursdays issued a communique at the end of its national executive meeting notifying that it will embark on total and indefinite strike in the next 14 working days or 21 days, beginning with warning strike on Tuesday september 5 and Wednesday September 6.
It says the action is to draw government’s attention to the growing impoverishment of Nigerians over fuel subsidy removal among certain government policies.
The NLC in the communique also warned it would occupy streets of Abuja should the Minister of the federal capital territory, Nyesom Wike demolish workers houses.