Muhammed Abubakar, Reporting
THE leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) will commence an indefinite industrial action on Tuesday, October 3.
This was sequel to a joint press briefing both leaderships of the unions held in Abuja, on Tuesday.
The unions also directed their state chapters to mobilize for protests across the country.
Leaders of the two labour centres have reportedly resolved their differences which made only NLC embark on a two-day warning strike without the participation of TUC.
According to the notice of meeting signed by the NLC Secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja, the meeting is holding virtually.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong has appealed to the NLC leadership to shelve the planned strike.
He assured them that the Federal Government was determined to address the concerns raised.
The minister also noted that one of the major demands of the NLC in their last meeting has been met.
He said the demand has to do with the release of the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Road Transport workers.
A statement signed by the spokesman of the ministry, Olajide Oshundu, urged the workers’ unions to give the government a little more time to address other issues.
Stonix News recalled that on Tuesday, September 5 and Wednesday 6, 2023, NLC had embarked on a two-day warning strike to compel the government to address the hardship Nigerians, especially workers are going through.