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The FG has once again invited the NLC to a meeting on Monday.



The Federal Government has once again called the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress to a meeting to discuss the approaching strike.

The two sides were supposed to meet on Monday, September 18, 2023.

This was revealed in a statement made on Sunday by Olajide Oshundun, Director Information, Ministry of Labour and Employment.

“The Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Bako Lalong, has once again invited the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, for another meeting over its planned indefinite strike,” Oshundun stated.

“The Minister, who directed the Department of Trade Unions Services and Industrial Relations to convene a meeting with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Monday 18th September 2023, stated that it was critical that the Unions sit with Government to resolve all outstanding issues in order to avoid further economic disruption.”

“According to the Minister, President Bola Tinubu’s administration will always engage organised labour and respond to its concerns after due consultation and negotiation in order to ensure industrial harmony, which is critical to the achievement of the Renewed Hope Agenda.”

The latest invitation from the federal government comes just days after the Nigeria Labour Congress ended a two-day warning strike after ignoring an earlier meeting with the Federal Government to go on strike over increasing hardship and suffering across the country as a result of the removal of fuel subsidies.

The NLC had announced a two-day warning strike to protest the excruciating mass suffering and impoverishment felt across the country, threatening a total and indefinite shutdown of the economy 14 working days or 21 days after the warning strike if the government did not take steps to address the hardship.

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