Organised labour in Nigeria says its maiden meeting after reconciliation with the United Labour Congress will produce an action plan on how to engage employers of labour, including state governors on outstanding industrial matters.
The congress also held a reception for some outgoing and incoming ambassadors. Five years after things fell apart, these labour leaders, are back on the turf with a resolve to stand united like never before.
Its the first meeting of the Central Working Committee of the Nigeria Labour Congress as a unified house, and both groups are represented. Presidents and General Secretaries of affiliate unions of NLC are meeting
to strategise on how best to tackle many contending labour disputes, including payment of new minimum wage.
The meeting is also a good opportunity for Congress to honour some incoming and outgoing envoys who have had a long-lasting relationship with the congress
The President of the now rested United Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero, declined to talk to the press, but NLC President there is strength in their unity.
He blames some state Governors for hiding under the pretence of COVID-19 to sack workers without abiding by the principle of social dialogue
NLC believes in the reconciliation believes in the unity of purpose.