By Michael Oche
Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, has invited the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for a meeting today over the planned indefinite strike by the congress.
Director, Press and Public Relations of the ministry, Olajide Oshundun said this in a statement on Sunday, September 17, in Abuja.
The minister, who directed the Department of Trade Unions Services and Industrial Relations to convene a meeting with the leadership of the NLC, said it was important that the union sit with the government to resolve all pending matters to avert further disruption to the economy.
Lalong said the administration of President Bola Tinubu would always “engage the organised labour and respond to its concerns after due consultation and negotiations in order to guarantee industrial harmony which was critical to the attainment of the Renewed Hope Agenda.”
It would be recalled that the minister had invited the two Labour centres for talks to avert the two – day strike held between 5th and 6th September by the NLC.
Only the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, showed up for the meeting while the NLC proceeded with the two – day warning strike.