The earlier planned nation wide protest and strike on Monday 28th September, 2020 by the Organized Labour may not hold as earlier scheduled, due to the outcome of the bilateral dialogue meeting with the Federal Government.
The meeting which was held to arrest the looming strike by the labour unions lasted for over five hours.
Addressing journalists at the end of the meeting, the Chief Reconciliator and Minister of labour and Employment Sen. Chris Ngige said Federal Government has made proposals on palliatives and other measures with labour to cushion the effect and alleviate the sufferings that might come with the hike in petroleum product and electricity tariff.
He said the meeting was fruitful and has been adjourned to Monday 28th September, 2020.
“Fruitful meeting, they are going back to their organs. When they consult their organs tomorrow, next tomorrow maybe they will take a new decision.
We have appealed to them to shelve the strike.
The government side agreed proposals with them on the palliative to cushion the effect of the rise in petroleum products and electricity”
In a brief responds, the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba confirmed that the meeting has been adjourned to 28th September, 2020 with the intent on meeting with its organs before then.
It would be recalled that organized labour recently declared its intention to embark on nation wide protest and strike following the recent hike in petroleum product and electricity tariff.