NLC had met with a delegation of the Federal Government led by former Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole, but the meeting ended in a deadlock.
Senator Ali Ndume (APC-Borno South) has revealed what President Bola Tinubu must do to stop the proposed nationwide strik by the Nigeria Labour Congress.
Ndume urged Tinubu to meet with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over threats of a nationwide strike.
NLC had threatened to embark on industrial action on Wednesday over the removal of fuel subsidy by the federal government.
Reacting in a statement on Sunday, Senator Ndume appealed to the leadership of NLC to embrace negotiation with the government in the people’s interest.
He said: “This fuel subsidy removal is something we must do now or never. We need to open the wounds now and begin to heal them.
”The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, needs to work with the government and see how the effects can be minimised. If we don’t remove the subsidy now, some people will continue to milk this country. NLC should go to the negotiation table with the Federal Government.
“The NLC should not go on a strike first before negotiation. They should not make that mistake. Besides, there is no budget for subsidies. Where will the money come from?
“I call on President Tinubu to personally meet with Labour leaders and resolve the issues. He should also assure them that things will be all right.”