The meeting between the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Federal Government ended in a deadlock without any resolution to the demands of the union as another meeting scheduled for a later date
According to reports, the meeting which was held on Monday to avert the imminent indefinite strike which the union had threatened to embark on, was scheduled for another day.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong; and Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, met with the NLC President, Joe Ajaero, and other leaders in Abuja in an effort to stop organised labour from embarking on another industrial action.
The Minister is also expected to meet with the representatives of the Trade Union Congress led by its national president, Festus Osifo, later Today.
Following the NLC’s threat of indefinite strike action over what the Labour Centre tagged as “anti-poor” policies propagated by the President Bola Tinubu-led administration, Lalong invited the unionists to a meeting in his office in Abuja on Monday.
The meeting had in attendance senior officials of the ministry, the National President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, the General Secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja, national president of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, Titus Amba among others.
Lalong had invited the leaders of the union to a meeting in his office in Abuja following the NLC’s threat of indefinite strike action over what the Labour Centre tagged as “anti-poor” policies propagated by the President Bola Tinubu-led administration.
However, it was reported that no concrete solution was made nor was any major decision reached at the end of the meeting.
Recall that the NLC had shunned an earlier meeting arranged by the minister to avert an earlier two-day nationwide strike.