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FG, labour hold emergency meeting over planned strike

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Organised labour, led by the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress, is currently holding a meeting with the Federal Government at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, in a bid to avert the nationwide strike proposed for October 3rd, 2023.

The meeting is being attended by the President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, General Secretary of the Congress, Emma Ugboaja, and General Secretary of the TUC, Nuhu Toro.

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On the government side, Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajiabiamila, and ministers of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong and Nkeiruka Onyejoecha, respectively, are leading the negotiation.

The meeting comes just few hours after President Bola Tinubu announced a N25,000 salary award package to low grade civil servants in the country, in his Independence Day Broadcast to the nation on Sunday.

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The NLC and TUC had threatened to embark on a nationwide indefinite strike on October 3rd, 2023, to protest the fuel subsidy removal policy of the Federal Government.

The outcome of the meeting is still being awaited.

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