The meeting between the federal government and organised labour that was supposed to happen today has been shifted. The meeting was to discuss the progress of the government in fulfilling the demands of labour as agreed in a Memorandum of Understanding. The labour union had given the government 30 days to meet their demands or face a strike action.
A senior official of the Nigeria Labour Congress told some reporters that the meeting will now take place next Tuesday. He said that the government asked for the change of date because they had their Federal Executive Council meeting today.
The purpose of the meeting with the government is to review the outstanding issues and demands and reach a consensus before taking any action.
He said that the Labour Party did not trust the Minister of Labour to be part of the meeting.
He said that the labour union had suspended their planned strike and given the government 30 days to meet their demands.
He said that after the 30 days, they would call a meeting of their organs to evaluate what the government had done.
He said that if the organs were not satisfied with the government’s actions, they would give fresh directives on how to handle the situation without giving any further notice of industrial action.
He said that if the government had not done anything in the eyes of the organs, they might order them to go on strike immediately, and they would do that.
He said that the demands of labour were known to everyone, and it was up to the government to tell them and Nigerians what they had done so far.
He said that the government had not met many of their demands.
He said that everything would be discussed at the next meeting to decide on the next step.