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JUST IN ! Federal Govt Fixes Emergency Meeting With Labour Unions Tuesday | Citizen NewsNG

ByCitizen NewsNG

Jun 3, 2024

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In an effort to halt the ongoing strike by organized labour, the Federal Government of Nigeria, through the National Salaries, Wages, and Income Commission, has invited the leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) for an emergency meeting on Tuesday.

However, it remains uncertain whether the labour leaders will attend the meeting.

Voiceofnaija.ng reports that some unions have shut down their workplaces to comply with the directive from the NLC and TUC to embark on an indefinite nationwide strike.

Recall that the organized labour had on Friday, announced the commencement of a nationwide indefinite strike due to the Federal Government of Nigeria’s refusal to increase the proposed minimum wage from N60,000.

The President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, stated that the strike would begin at midnight on Sunday, June 2, 2024.

In a joint statement delivered by Ajaero and his TUC counterpart, Festus Osifo, they expressed serious concerns and disappointment over the Federal Government of Nigeria’s failure to finalize and pass a new National Minimum Wage Act into law.

They also demanded that the government reverse the increase in electricity tariff to N65/kWh.

Both unions had given a May 31, 2024 ultimatum for negotiations on the new minimum wage.

However, talks between organized labour and the Federal Government of Nigeria broke down on Tuesday after both parties presented their offers.

The government had increased its initial offer from N57,000 to N60,000, adding N3,000. This proposal was rejected by labour during the meeting.

During negotiations, labour also lowered their demand from last week’s proposal of N497,000 by removing N3,000, reducing their new proposal to N494,000.

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