In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 27th, September, 2020

FG, Labour Assembly Rescheduled For 7pm Right this moment Over Strike

FG, Labour Meeting Rescheduled For 7pm Today Over Strike

Chris Ngige

Chris Ngige

A report by The PUNCH has proven that forward of the deliberate strike by labour, the Federal Authorities will as we speak meet with the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Commerce Union Congress to avert the commercial motion billed to start from Monday.

The federal government mentioned the dialogue which was earlier scheduled for tomorrow will now maintain on the Presidential Villa Banquet Corridor by 7pm.

The spokesman, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan, confirmed the event in a textual content message to The PUNCH this afternoon.

The 2 conferences earlier held by the federal government and the labour unions over the rise within the electrical energy tariffs and gas pump value resulted in a impasse, with NLC and TUC insisting on the reversal of the value hikes.

To stop the strike and protest declared by labour, a non-governmental group and the FG had secured two court docket injunctions restraining the labour unions from continuing with the motion.

Whereas the Peace and Unity Ambassadors Affiliation secured an injunction in opposition to the strike on Thursday, the appearing Director of the Division Civil Litigation of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Mrs Maimuna Shiru, and Mr Tijjani Gazali, led the gvernment’s group who moved an ex parte software praying the court docket to cease the strike, on Friday.

Justice Ibrahim Galadima of the Nationwide Industrial Courtroom in Abuja, issued the restraining orders in opposition to the unions.

However the NLC and TUC had continued with the mobilisation of staff for the strike, saying they haven’t been served the court docket orders.

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On Saturday, the Nigeria Governors Discussion board met with the unions in a last-ditch effort to stave off the strike.

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