In an attempt to prevent the potential shutdown of the country’s economy, Simon Lalong, Minister of Labour, Employment, and Productivity, has called a meeting with labour leaders as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) continues its industrial action.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) and the National League of Congress (NLC) ordered their members to start organising a national walkout on Monday in response to the attack on NLC president Joe Ajaero.
The National Executive Council’s resolutions were to be carried out by the affiliates of organised labour.
Festus Osifo, the TUC president, told reporters on Monday, November 13, that the strike would last until “government at all levels wake up to their responsibility.”
Nonetheless, the union leaders are anticipated to attend a meeting with the Bola Tinubu-led government later on Tuesday (today), according to a story published in the Punch Newspaper on Tuesday morning.
“The minister has called a meeting with the Labour leaders for Tuesday,” the newspaper was informed by sources.
Last Tuesday, after an unusual meeting of the National Executive Council in Abuja, the leadership of the TUC and NLC announced a statewide walkout.
The national organised labour unions mobilised their sympathisers and members following the announcement.
Following the abuse of NLC National President Joe Ajaero in Imo State last week, the TUC and NLC came to this decision.
The Organised Labour had expressed broad indignation, charging Mohammed Barde, the former Imo State Commissioner of Police, of being involved in the recent attack on Ajaero, in the Imo State capital of Owerri.
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