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Labour nationwide strike continues despite agreement with FG on new minimum wage above N60000


The Nigeria Labour Congress has stated that the strike that was referred to as over the battle of negotiation for a brand new minimal wage continues to be ongoing.

The NLC made this announcement in a submit on social medis platform X, previously Twitter, on Tuesday, even though the organised Labour signed an settlement with the federal authorities on Monday evening {that a} new minimal wage above N60,000 will probably be set up

The submit learn, “Till we hear from our organs at our assembly scheduled for at this time 4th June, we’re nonetheless on strike.”

On Tuesday, the federal authorities and arranged labour agreed to ascertain a brand new minimal wage exceeding N60,000. This determination was made after a gathering held on Monday between leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Commerce Union Congress (TUC), and federal authorities representatives.

The federal authorities convened the assembly in response to an indefinite nationwide strike by labour unions demanding a residing wage.

George Akume, the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation (SGF), introduced the resolutions, stating, “President Bola Tinubu is dedicated to a nationwide minimal wage that’s greater than N60,000.” Akume reassured Nigerians, saying, “We’ve had a really sensible and patriotic assembly, and the outcomes will probably be manifesting.”

The SGF talked about {that a} tripartite committee would meet every day over the following week to finalize an agreeable nationwide minimal wage. He emphasised that labour, respecting the President’s dedication, would promptly convene its organs to think about this new wage proposal.

Akume additionally assured that no employee would face victimization because of the industrial motion.

The resolutions reached on the assembly between the federal authorities and organised labour held on Monday third June 2024, learn:

“Additional to the negotiation by the Tripartite Committee on Nationwide Minimal Wage (NMW) and subsequent withdrawal of Labour from negotiation, the Management of the Nationwide Meeting intervened on 2nd June 2024. The Organised Labour declared a nationwide strike on Monday, third June, 2024 to drive dwelling its calls for.

“2. The Federal Authorities, within the Nationwide curiosity, convened a gathering with Labour held within the workplace of the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation, on Monday third June, to finish the strike motion.

“3. After exhaustive deliberation and engagement by each events, the next resolutions had been reached:

“i. The President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria is dedicated to a Nationwide Minimal Wage that’s greater than N60,000;

“II. Arising from the above, the Tripartite Committee is to satisfy on a regular basis for the following one week with a view to arriving at an agreeable Nationwide Minimal Wage;

“III. Labour in deference to the excessive esteem of the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria’s dedication in (ii) above undertakes to convene a gathering of its organs instantly to think about this dedication; and

“IV. No employee could be victimised because of the commercial motion.”

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