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NLC, TUC to commence indefinite strike today

The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, have resolved to proceed with their indefinite strike today, June 3rd.

This is despite the call from the National Assembly leadership to resume negotiations.

Yesterday, a meeting was presided over by Senate President Godswill Akpabio and House of Representatives Speaker Tajuddeen Abbas, aimed to persuade labour to shelve its planned strike action over minimum wage demands.

Despite appeals from the Senate President, the TUC President, Festus Osifo, stated that the strike will commence as planned, pending discussions with their organs.

“The Senate President appealed to us to call off the strike. But we can’t sit here and call off the strike because we have others organs. We will take the appeals to our various organs.

“We don’t have the powers to call off the strike action. For now, the strike action will commence, while we discuss with our organs,” Osifo told newsmen after the meeting.

The meeting was attended by top government officials, including the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Minister of Finance, and Minister of Budget and National Planning.

Meanwhile, aviation unions have already announced their intention to join the strike and the withdrawal of services at airports.

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