The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SFG, George Akume, and the leadership of the Organised Labour are currently in a meeting.

A source made this known to men of the press.
The source said: “Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and its counterpart, the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria TUC, have been invited for a meeting.

It was reported how the Organised Labour declared an indefinite nationwide strike from Monday, June 3rd over the failure of the federal government to conclude negotiations on a new national minimum wage and reverse the hike in the electricity tariff.

In an eight-point resolutions by the Presidents of NLC and TUC, Joe Ajaero and Festus Osifo, respectively, they lamented the continued absence of the state governors at the meeting, and also the absence of any Federal Government representative with appropriate authority to commit them to any outcome.

In an address on behalf of the two Labour centres, the TUC’s President said “NLC and TUC express grave concern and disappointment over the Federal Government’s failure to conclude and pass into Law a new National Minimum Wage Act and reverse the vexatious hike in electricity tariff to N65/kwh. Today’s meeting further demonstrated the unseriousness and apparent contempt with which the Nigerian state holds the demands of Nigerian workers and people. No Governor was present and Ministers were absent except the Minister of state for Labour and Employment who doubles as a conciliator.

June 3, 2024

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