The meeting between the Federal Government and the Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) to avert an imminent strike action ended on Monday without a concrete resolution to the union’s demands.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong; and Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, met with the NLC President, Joe Ajaero, and other leaders in Abuja in an effort to stop organised labour from embarking on another industrial action.
The meeting is expected to continue at a later date.
During the meeting, Lalong promised to partner with organised labour to address the demands of the labour unions in a just and balanced way.
In his response, NLC President Joe Ajaero said his team was in the meeting with mixed feelings, to find out whether “something will happen or not,” as many similar meetings in the past had failed to yield a positive response.
The minister is expected to hold a meeting with the leadership of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) today.