Critical Times News : NLC suspend proposed strike over minimum wage, agrees on N30,000

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NLC suspend proposed strike over minimum wage, agrees on N30,000


Organised labour has decided to suspend proposed strike over minimum wage demand.

Rising up from a meeting in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation late Monday, the Nigeria Labour Congress called off the strike, saying an agreement has been reached with the government

Chairman of the Tripartite Committee, Ms Ama Pepple said the report will be presented to President Muhammadu Buhari today.

According to Ms Pepple, “We have concluded and we have a little challenge with what we call Chapter 5 of our report, that is where we have the numbers and the figures we used for the negotiations. The committee has two figures – the N24, 000 suggested by the federal government and the N30,000 given by organised labour.

Speaking to journalists, Labour Minister, Dr. Chris Ngige said: “We are making progress. The governors’ figure should be the figure of the federal government. We are just trying to carry them along. That is why we made the discussions ‘tripartite plus’.

‘’It is just because we want to carry them along, otherwise the federal government speaks for governments. Yes, the figures are standing but we know that there are other processes. It has to go through the Federal Executive Council, the National Executive Council and the National Council of State, then an Executive Bill will be transmitted to the National Assembly.”

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