The Federal Government called an emergency meeting with the heads of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) on Friday.
The Federal Government called the meeting to avoid a general walkout on October 3.
The unions had declared an indefinite strike in response to the government's inability to provide palliatives to mitigate the impact of the elimination of the petrol subsidy.
The NLC and TUC are asking for salary increases, palliative care, tax breaks and allowances for public sector workers, and a reassessment of the minimum wage, among other things.
The dialogue is scheduled for later this evening at Aso Villa, Conference Room of the President's Office of Chief of Staff.
Vanguard reports that the Federal Government originally scheduled the meeting for noon today but moved it to the evening to allow organised labour to reach out to their leaders outside Abuja.
The NLC and its TUC counterpart received the invitation from the government this morning via the Ministry of Labour and Employment.