In a bid to avert the warning strike issued by the Nigeria Labour Congress and slated for Tuesday and Wednesday, the Federal Government expresses readiness to meet with the labour union on Monday.
Speaking to journalists over the weekend, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, said the government would meet with leaders of the union to avert the looming strike.
He added that both parties are in discussions and have started to understand each other’s position more, stating that the new minister will reduce the tension.
According to the Punch, the Nigeria Labour Congress stated that the Federal Government is yet to meet with the union since it announced the warning strike, noting that it was ready for negotiation.
The Assistant National Secretary, Christopher Onyeka, stated that although the government had broken its promises three times, the union will still negotiate with the government.