The Federal Government will meet with members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Thursday on the threat by the organised labour to proceed on an indefinite strike over the hike in electricity tariffs and fuel pump prices.
This was disclosed in an email issued by Charles Akpan, Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, on Wednesday.
The meeting comes just as the NLC had announced that it will go on strike from next Tuesday over the hike in prices.
According to the document, the FG is expected to unfold its palliative plans during the parley which would hold at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The email read: “The Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige will be hosting a meeting with the Organised Labour. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 24, 2020, and the venue is the Banquet hall, Presidential Villa, by 3pm.”
The FG and the unions had met penultimate Tuesday but the dialogue ended in a deadlock following the failure of the government to reverse the price increase or offer palliatives to cushion the effects on the workers.
The NLC and TUC subsequently declared strike and protest scheduled to commence from Tuesday.