FG, NLC Meeting To Prevent Indefinite Strike Ends In Deadlock (www.informationng.com)

FG, NLC Meeting To Prevent Indefinite Strike Ends In Deadlock


The meeting on Monday, between the Federal Government and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to avert the Union’s indefinite strike action ended without a concrete resolution.

The Union had given the Federal Government ultimatum on September 1st else they’d embark on an indefinite strike protesting the hardship in the country caused by the petrol subsidy removal and the fluctuating value of the naira.

Information Nigeria had reported that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, scheduled a meeting with the leaders of the NLC.

However, before the meeting went into a closed-door session, NLC’s President, Joe Ajaero said, “None of the demands put before the federal government had been addressed.”

“The strike is an effect of a policy that doesn’t have a human face. There was no strike before the removal of the fuel subsidy. It was the government that said ask for palliatives, ask for wages and we have asked for it. That warning strike was a product of frustration, up till this moment.

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