NLC Begins Strike Midnight As Meeting With FG Ends In Deadlock

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The Nigeria Labour Congress, has finally decided it will proceed on its scheduled industrial strike starting on Thursday, after it failed to reach an agreement with the Federal Government.

The leadership of the NLC met with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, in Abuja on Wednesday to reach an agreement but the meeting ended in a deadlock.

NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, stated that the meeting ended in a deadlock as the parties failed to reach an agreement, adding that the industrial action will hold as earlier announced.

Speaking at the end of the meeting with the government delegation, he noted that the failure of both parties to reach an agreement on the issues raised means the strike will proceed as scheduled.

The meeting between the minister, tripartite committee on minimum wage and labour leaders, was called to address the concerns raised by organised labour, but it failed to reach an agreement.

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