New minimum wage to be announced Tuesday
After several weeks of confrontation, the Nigeria Government and the organised Labour Congress will Tuesday announce the new minimum wage.
The President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, said this on Monday night in Abuja while addressing journalists at the end of a meeting of the tripartite committee set up by the government to negotiate labour’s demand.
“The tripartite negotiating committee this evening concluded its assignment. Agreement has been reached and also documents have been signed. The report will be submitted to Mr. President tomorrow by 4:15pm,” Wabba said.
The Guardian had reported that the NLC called off the nationwide industrial action initially scheduled to commence on November 6 to further press for workers’ demand for new national minimum wage.
Organised labour had threatened to commence nationwide strike on November 6 should government fail to accede to its N30,000 minimum wage demand. The federal government had offered to pay N24,000 while some state governments are even offering less.
“And having reached this position, and also the fact that the assignment has been concluded, organised labour also decided that the proposed industrial action is hereby suspended,” the NLC said.
“Therefore, we thought this should be communicated appropriately without also any delusion or missing information.
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