In a desperate move to abort the planned Monday, September 28 nationwide strike and mass protest over the recent hike in electricity tariff and petrol pump price, talks between the Federal Government and the leadership of organized labour are on-going at the Old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, and other top Ministry officials are in attendance.
Previous meeting between Government representatives and labour on September 15, 2020 ended in a deadlock prompting another rounds of talk
The Nigeria Labour Congress NLC has been at loggerheads with the federal government over the hike in the prices of petroleum products and the increment in electricity tariffs.
Labour is insisting that federal government must provide palliatives to workers and Nigerians to cushion the effect of the new price and tariff regimes or reverse its policies without which labour will embark on an industrial action. TUC President Quadri Olaleye stated that all affiliates of TUC and NLC are fully mobilized while more than 45 civil society organizations and activist groups have expressed readiness to join the protest