Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Govt, Labour talks on new pay deadlocked

19 July 2011

Govs’ forum appeals to workers

HOPE of a truce that will stop tomorrow’s planned strike by organised Labour appeared to have fizzled out yesterday, as the meeting of the nation’s Labour union leaders and representatives of the Federal Government as well as other stakeholders failed to reach an agreement on the minimum wage imbroglio.

However, another round of talks is scheduled for today.

But private sector employers under the aegis of Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Forum (NECA) yesterday urged restraint on the part of government and Labour in the build up to a national three-day warning strike.

Also, top officials of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) yesterday told The Guardian that they were bracing up for the strike, with a view to halting fuel supply nationwide.

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