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Fuel price hike: FG meets with Labour to stop nationwide strike

16 May 2016, 10:08

Abuja - The federal government will on Monday meet with officials of the organised labour in order to avert the nationwide strike labour unions threatened will commence on Wednesday.

The meeting, which is billed to hold at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, will attempt to persuade the labour to shelve its planned strike, Punch reports.

The group gave the strike notice in a joint communiqué issued by the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress after the meeting.

Also read: Falana kicks against fuel price hike

The General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, on Sunday that organised labour had received invitations via text messages from the Ministry of Labour on Sunday to attend the meeting with the government at the office of the SGF.

The Guardian learnt that at the meeting slated for 3:00 p.m. at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, the Federal Government will be coming to the parley with the proposal for a new minimum wage that is fixed at N45 000.

Source: Punch

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