Breaking: Nationwide strike to commence tomorrow as NASS, Labour meeting ends in deadlock after 4hrs

The meeting between the leadership of the National Assembly, the Executive Arm of government,  the Organised Labour, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has ended in deadlock after four hours.

This was the outcome of the meeting between the National Assembly leadership, the Executive Arm of government and the organised Labour, initiated to avert the proposed national strike.

The meeting was conveyed at the instance of the NASS leadership with regard to the  proposed industrial action by the labour unions over the yet to be approved minimum wage for workers.

Speaking after the failed meeting to force the Organised  Labour to call off the proposed  strike, the President,  Trade Union Congress,  TUC,  Festus Osifo said 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.

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

CR: Vanguard News

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