In a bid to resolve the ongoing nationwide strike by Organised Labour, the Federal Government has called for a meeting with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) this afternoon.
The meeting, summoned by the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), aims to find a resolution to the current impasse.The strike was declared by NLC and TUC on Tuesday in response to the assault on NLC President Joe Ajaero and others in Owerri, Imo State on November 1, as well as other unresolved labour issues in the state. The labour leaders had set November 14 as the deadline for their demands to be met, warning of an indefinite nationwide strike if their concerns were not addressed.
Apart from the attack on NLC President Ajaero and fellow leaders, other grievances include outstanding salary arrears, the unjust declaration of 11,000 workers as ghost employees, unsettled gratuities, non-compliance with the N30,000 Minimum Wage Act, and the declaration of 10,000 pensioners as ghost retirees.
The meeting comes in the wake of reported violence against Ajaero and other labour leaders during a scheduled protest at the NLC State secretariat in Imo State on November 1, where their vehicles were damaged, and they were robbed of personal belongings.
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