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Strike: Labour, SGF in close-door meeting 





By Stephen Asaba-ase


The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume, is currently holding a closed-door meeting with the leadership of the Organised Labour, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC). The meeting is believed to be centered on the ongoing nationwide strike and the contentious issues of minimum wage and electricity tariff hike.


The labour leaders, in an earlier statement, expressed their disappointment and frustration with the government’s lack of commitment to concluding the minimum wage negotiations and reversing the electricity tariff hike. They accused the government of showing disdain and contempt for the demands of Nigerian workers and people.


The meeting comes after the labour unions declared an indefinite nationwide strike, which commenced on June 3, to press home their demands. The strike has paralyzed economic activities across the country, with workers demanding a fair and decent wage that reflects the current economic realities.


The outcome of the meeting is being eagerly awaited, as the nation holds its breath over the possibility of a resolution to the ongoing industrial action.

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