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JUST IN: Nigerian government invites Labour to emergency meeting tomorrow over ongoing strike


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The Nigerian authorities has via the Nationwide Salaries, Incomes and Wages Fee (NSIWC) summoned a gathering of the tripartite committee on the brand new nationwide minimal wage for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 4, 2024.

The assembly will start round 10:00 am, nevertheless, it isn’t but clear if the Labour leaders will attend the assembly.

The final assembly of the committee ended abruptly on Might 31. This was after the Organised Labour negotiating crew walked out following the federal government and organised non-public sector, OPS’s refusal to transcend the N60,000 they’d earlier provided.

In line with sources, the federal government is alarmed by the extent of compliance and participation by staff within the first day of the indefinite nationwide strike.

In the meantime, the unions shut down the nation’s electrical energy trade in compliance with the strike order.

Appearing Common Secretary of the Nationwide Union of Electrical energy Staff, NUEE, Dominic Igwebike, mentioned that the facility sector had been shut down.

Additionally, all loading actions at gasoline depots in Lagos have been halted by the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Pure Fuel Employees, NUPENG.

Nonetheless, it was gathered that every one loaded vans had been allowed to go away the depots, together with aviation terminals, for security functions.

In line with a labour chief, “We don’t wish to maintain a loaded truck throughout the depot as a result of it’s extremely flammable.”

Equally, the Maritime Employees Union of Nigeria, MWUN, has shut down port operations throughout the nation.

Recall that each unions had given an ultimatum of Might 31, 2024, for negotiations on the brand new minimal wage.

Nonetheless, talks between organised labour and the Federal Authorities broke down on Tuesday after each events introduced their presents.

The federal government elevated its preliminary supply of N57,000 by including N3,000 to make it N60,000. ,

This proposal was rejected by labour through the assembly.

Throughout negotiations at this assembly, labour additionally lowered their demand from final week’s proposal of N497,000 by eradicating N3,00 which decreased their new proposal to N494,000.

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