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NLC Confirms June 3 Strike After Unsuccessful Meeting with NASS Leaders

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has confirmed that the nationwide strike scheduled for Monday, June 3, will proceed as planned.

This decision follows an unsuccessful meeting on Sunday, June 2, between top National Assembly leaders and executives of the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

The meeting, led by Senate President Godswill Akpabio and Speaker of the House of Representatives Tajuddeen Abbas, aimed to persuade the labor unions to call off the strike and engage in further dialogue.

The planned strike is a response to the federal government’s failure to meet the unions’ demands for a new minimum wage.

High-ranking government officials, including the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume; Chief of Staff to the President, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila; and several ministers, attended the meeting.

Despite these efforts, the meeting ended without an agreement, and the NLC confirmed that the strike would go on as announced.

Addressing newsmen after the closed-door meeting which lasted for four hours, President of the TUC, said;

“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.”

Meanwhile, the NLC has announced it will continue with the strike.

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