The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has joined the ongoing negotiation meeting between the Federal Government and the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Prior to the arrival of the TUC representatives led by the body’s President, Festus Osifo, the meeting went on recess to allow for consultations with the National Executive Council (NEC) of the NLC.
The negotiations aim to address the pressing issues at hand, especially the removal of fuel subsidy, its attendant hike in pump price of petrol, also known as the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and the harsh conditions on the masses.
NLC President, Joe Ajaero, who led the NLC’s delegation, told reporters he was unaware of any order by the Industrial Court, restraining the union from proceeding with an indefinite nationwide strike.
Ajaero, who said both sides have been attempting to woo themselves, however said there was no need for government to use underhand tactics but engage Labour and address the concerns of workers.
Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele and former Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, have joined the government’s delegation at the meeting.
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