Planned Strike: FG invites NLC For Meeting


Following threat of a planned indefinite strike by the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Federal Government on Sunday, September 17, 2023, extended an invitation to the organised labour for a meeting aimed at resolving the issues at stake.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Mr Simon Bako Lalong, who sent the invite to the leadership of the NLC, specifically directed the Department of Trade Unions Services and Industrial Relations to convene a meeting with the leadership of the organised labour for Monday, September 18, 2023.

A statement by Olajide Oshundun, Director of Information in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, said that the minister stressed that it was important that the Unions sit with Government to resolve all pending matters to avert further disruption to the economy.

Lalong further said; “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”.

The statement also noted that the Minister had invited the two Labour centres for talks to avert the 2 day strike held between 5th and 6th September, but only the TUC showed up for the meeting.

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