The Nigeria Labour Congress on Thursday denied meeting secretly with officials of the Federal Government to stop the general strike scheduled to begin on Monday, January 9, 2012.
NLC Assistant Secretary (Industrial Relations), Mr. Denja Yaqub, who issued the denial in a statement, said the information about the said meeting should be disregarded as the labour movement was determined to proceed with the strike.
He alleged that the story was being spread by agents of the Federal Government.
“The resolve of the labour movement and its allies is very clear, unequivocal and strong. We will not meet or dialogue with any government, until the prices of petrol at the gas stations are reversed to N65 per litre and oil subsidy is restored.
“The National Executive Councils of both the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria simultaneously met yesterday (Wednesday) and concluded jointly that the strike will commence on Monday 9th and would be total. Mass rallies, protests etc will accompany the national strike, which is indefinite. As a matter of fact, the Nigerian airspace and seaports will not be accessible to both domestic and international movements from 12midnight on Sunday,” the statement reads in part.
NLC also urged Nigerians to continue with street protests and mass rallies across the country and abroad.
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NLC denies meeting with FG on strike