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NASS meets with labour leaders to stop indefinite strike

The leadership of the National Assembly is meeting with the organised labour in Abuja in a bid to avert an imminent indefinite strike by the…

The leadership of the National Assembly is meeting with the organised labour in Abuja in a bid to avert an imminent indefinite strike by the labour unions.

The meeting is also attended by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume; the Minister of National Planning, Atiku Bagudu, Minister of Labour, Head of Civil Service among many others.

President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio; Deputy Senate President, Barau Jibrin; Senate leader, Opeyemi Bamidele are also part of the meeting.

This was disclosed in a statement jointly signed by the spokespersons of the Senate and the House of Representatives, Senator Yemi Adaramodu and Rep. Akin Rotimi, Jr on Sunday.

It stated, “The National Assembly acknowledges the announcement by Organised Labour, including the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), to commence an indefinite strike action from Monday, June 3, 2024, nationwide.

“The decision followed the deadlock between the Federal Government and the Labour Unions in agreeing on a new national minimum wage and reversal of the recent hike in electricity tariffs.

“As a responsive parliament, the leadership of the National Assembly, comprising the President of the Senate, H.E. Senator Godswill Akpabio, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, PhD, is taking proactive steps to mediate and avert the impending industrial action, which would have severe repercussions on the populace and economy.

“The National Assembly notes that both parties have tenable reasons for their respective positions.

“In view of this, the National Assembly Leadership and the Chairmen of the Senate and House Committees on Labour, Employment and Productivity respectively, Senator Diket Plang, and Rep. Adegboyega Adefarati, are looking to engage both parties in constructive dialogue and explore a variety of solutions in addressing the issues at hand.”

 

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