Following the nationwide strike declared by the organised labour leaders, the Minister of Labour, Employment, and Productivity, Simon Lalong has convened a meeting with the union leaders.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Leaders (TUC) leaders are expected to be at the meeting said to be held today, Tuesday.
According to reports, this was disclosed by a source on Monday night.
“The minister has convened a meeting with the Labour leaders for Tuesday,” the source simply said.
Recall that the labour leaders had directed their affiliates to withdraw their services nationwide from midnight on November 14, 2023.
TUC President, Festus Osifo, disclosed this while addressing journalists in Abuja.
Osifo said the strike would remain until “government at all levels wake up to their responsibility.”
The strike is also to protest the battering of the NLC President, Joe Ajaero, and some other executives of the congress in Owerri, Imo State, on November 1, as well as the pending labour issues in Imo State.
Ajaero was arrested by the police ahead of a state-wide protest in Imo, as disclosed by the NLC’s Head of Information, Benson Upah.
The police, however, denied arresting Ajaero. The force said the NLC president was merely taken into protective custody to prevent a mob attack.
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State in his reaction, accused the labour leader of meddling in the political affairs of the state.