- President Bola Tinubu-led federal government has invited the leadership of organised labour for another negotiation meeting on Sunday
- The meeting was to avert the planned indefinite strike by the organised labour leaders, including the NLC and the TUC
- According to a statement from the Ministry of Labour and Employment, the meeting will be held at the conference hall of the chief of staff to the president
FCT, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu-led federal government has made another move to halt the planned nationwide indefinite strike championed by organised labour as the government has invited the union leaders for another round of interaction.
According to The Nation, the peace meeting will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, October 1, at the presidential villa in Abuja.
After failed meeting, Tinubu to hold another meeting with NLC
The federal government scheduled a meeting with organised labour on Friday, September 29, but the union's leadership did not show up, and the meeting did not hold.
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In a memorandum issued by the Director of Trade Union Services and Industrial Relations, Emmanuel Igbinosun of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, on behalf of the minister, addressed to the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), the union leaders were invited to the Chief of Staff's Conference Room in the state house on Sunday.
The union leaders expected at the meeting are the representatives and leaders of the NLC and its counterparts in the Trade Union Congress (TUC).
Gbajabiamila, Lalong, others to negotiate with NLC, TUC
Government representatives expected at the meeting are the chief of staff to the president, Femi Gbajabiamila; the Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong; Nkiruka Onyejeocha, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment; and other top government officials.
The memorandum reads in part:
“I am directed to invite the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for a meeting with the Government on the above subject scheduled as follows: Date:- Sunday, October 1st, 2023; Time:- 2 pm; Venue:- Aso Villa Conference Room of the office of the Chief of Staff to Mr President."
Strike: Tinubu to announce palliative package for workers on October 1
Legit.ng earlier reported that President Bola Tinubu has been set to announce palliative for workers who are planning to embark on an indefinite strike on Tuesday.
Olajide Oshundun, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Labour, said the ministry is working on the new minimum wages for the workers.
According to Oshundun, President Tinubu would make a pronouncement on the palliative for workers during his Independent Day broadcast on Sunday.