• Wednesday, June 12, 2024
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Labour strike: NLC, TUC suspend strike for five days over minimum wage

FG in emergency meeting with labour leaders

An NLC leader in Abuja has revealed to Business Day that the organised Labour, consisting of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), suspended their strike for five days.

The Centres are set to state before negotiations with the government commence.

Business Day reports that following a six-hour meeting with organised labour leaders in Abuja, the Federal Government conveyed President Bola Tinubu’s commitment to raising the N60,000 minimum wage offer.

The agreement stated, “The President of Nigeria, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, is committed to establishing a National Minimum Wage higher than N60,000; and the Tripartite Committee will convene daily for the next week to finalise an agreeable National Minimum Wage.”

Organised labour also agreed to “immediately hold meetings of its organs to consider this new offer, and no worker would face victimisation as a consequence of participating in the industrial action.”

These resolutions were signed on behalf of the Federal Government by the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, and the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha.