NewsNASS Leadership, FG Meet Labour Over Planned Nationwide Strike

NASS Leadership, FG Meet Labour Over Planned Nationwide Strike

June 2, (THEWILL)- The leadership of the National Assembly and representatives of the Federal Government on Sunday evening, met with the leadership of the organised labour to avert the planned nationwide strike scheduled for Monday, June 3.

This is coming a day before the commencement of an indefinite strike called by the two Labour unions to protest the disagreement over the proposed minimum wage.

At the meeting, Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, appealed to Organised Labour to resolve the issue in the interest of the country.

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Akpabio, who said the demands of labour are justifiable, however, urged them to consider the government purse, as well as the private sector to avoid disaster

In his remark, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, commended the Labour for honouring their invitation but emphasised the need for strong collaboration among all the parties and arrived at a reasonable figure that would be acceptable to all parties.

In his response, the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero told the leaders at the meeting that the demands of the Congress were in the interest of Nigerian workers and the federal government must be addressed.

Also, TUC President, Comrade Festus Osifo appreciated the leadership of the National Assembly for convening the emergency meeting and appealed to them to resolve the matter once and for all after about four months of negotiation.

Those at the meeting in addition to the leadership of the National Assembly include the minister of information and national orientation, Muhammed Idris; the Minister of State for Agriculture and food security, Sabi Abdullahi; Minister of finance and coordinating minister of economy, Wale Edun; Minister of budget and national planning, Atiku Bagudu; minister of labour and  Productivity, Nkiruka Onyejeocha; SGF George Akume;  Head of the service of the federation, Mrs Folashade Esan and other principal officers of both the Senate and House of representatives

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