Marathan Meeting Between Organized Labour and National Assembly, SGF Fails to Stop Planned Nationwide Strike

Labour Says No Going Back on Planned Nationwide Strike As Sunday Night Marathon Meeting Ends in a Deadlock

Jun 2, 2024 - 23:08
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Marathan Meeting Between Organized Labour and National Assembly, SGF Fails to Stop Planned Nationwide Strike

The organized labour has insisted that there is no going back on the planned nationwide strike billed to begin on Monday June 3, 2024.

This position of the union was made known to press men after the Sunday evening marathon meeting between the leadership of the National Assembly, the Executive Arm of government, the Organised Labour, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC which lasted for some four hours, ended in deadlock.

Open Television Naija reports that the meeting was conveyed at the instance of the NASS leadership in respect of the planned industrial action by the labour unions over the yet to be approved minimum wage for workers, was targeted at persuading the organized labour to shelve the strike. However, the meeting ended in a stale mate.

Speaking after the marathon meeting, the President, Trade Union Congress, TUC, Festus Osifo reiterated 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.

According to Osifo, “There was an appeal from the Senate President to call off the strike. On our part, we said we can not 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.”

Similarly, the NLC President, Joe Ajaero told newsmen that there was no going back on the industrial action, hence the planned strike takes effect from 12 am of Monday June 3, 2024 as planned.

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