Monday, January 16, 2012

Strike continues Monday

Sun News
15 January 2012

•FG, Labour talks deadlocked again

Labour and the federal government dug into their trenches last night, with no side shifting grounds as they met over the logjam on the removal of fuel subsidy.
The meeting, which was held at the State House, Abuja, ended at 11.10p.m.
Sunday Sun however learnt that the meeting might reconvene today.

Speaking to State House correspondents, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Abdulwaheed Omar, and his Trade Union Congress (TUC) counterpart, Peter Esele, said they were going into further negotiations.
“We are going to continue our deliberation at our organisation level and then maybe we will see the way forward,” Omar said.

Asked what transpired in the meeting, he replied, “deliberation.”
Asked if the meeting was deadlocked he said: “Not deadlocked, but we have not reached a compromise.” On whether Labour had shifted ground as promised, Omar added: “We are going to meet with our organs, then we inform Nigerians. Like we said the other time, it means the status quo remains.”

He said the compromise of Labour was: “Let’s go back to N65, then we agree on a new line of action.”
Asked if is N65 or nothing he said: “For now, yes.”

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