Nationwide Strike Begins Monday As Meeting Between NLC, NASS Ends In Deadlock

The meeting between the leadership of the National Assembly, the Executive Arm of government, the Organised Labour, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has ended in deadlock after four hours.

This was the outcome of the meeting between the National Assembly leadership, the Executive Arm of government and the organised Labour, initiated to avert the proposed national strike.

Vanguard reports that the meeting was conveyed at the instance of the NASS leadership with regard to the proposed industrial action by the labour unions over the yet to be approved minimum wage for workers.

Speaking after the failed meeting to force the Organised Labour to call off the proposed strike, the President, Trade Union Congress, TUC, Festus Osifo said that they don’t have the powers to suspend the strike against the backdrop that there are organs that they must report to before a final decision could be taken.

Osifo said, “There was an appeal from the Senate President to call off the strike. On our part, we said we cannot sit here and just call off the strike because we need to report to our people. We will take all their pleas to our organs. For now, we don’t have the powers to call off the strike.”


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