Nigeria Labour Congress commence Nation-wide strike


The Nigeria Labour Congress says it will proceed on its scheduled strike starting from today, Thursday September 27, 2018 after it failed to reach an agreement with the Federal Government.

NLC leadership met with the Labour and Employment Minister, Chris Ngige, in Abuja yesterday 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 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.