As the hike in electricity and fuel tariffs continues, the Federal Government has met with the organized Labour to discuss way forward.
The meeting called by the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige with the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigerian Labour Congress in attendance was held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
Channels TV reports that the meeting which is at the directives of President Muhammadu Buhari is to discuss solutions to the recurring labour issues with a view to finding an end to incessant industrial actions.
In attendance at the meeting was the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo, the Minister of Works, Mr Babatunde Fashola and the Minister of State for Petroleum, Mr Timipre Sylva.
The meeting comes as the Labour Unions threatens to down tool over the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff.
They are also complaining of non-implementation of the ₦30,000 new minimum wage, alleged corruption in Government Agencies, loss of jobs across the industries, high cost of living and, businesses not booming in the light of the effects of COVID-19.
The Labour Unions and their civil society allies are meant to commence an indefinite industrial action and national protest from Wednesday, September 23, 2020.