NLC settles squabble with FG over minimum wage

NLC settles squabble with FG over minimum wage

The Organized Labour yesterday suspended the planned nationwide strike action after a meeting with Tripartite Committee.

The president of the union, Mr Ayuba Wabba, said that the union have decided to suspend the strike after a thoughtful negotiation with the government. The labour president did not however disclose the figure agreed by both parties, but said that the President will make the disclosure today.

“The report will be submitted to Mr President by today and therefore, having reached this position, the Organised Labour also decided that the proposed strike is hereby suspended.

”Therefore, we thought this should be communicated appropriately without also divulging this information as mutual agreement has been reached,” he said.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Tripartite Committee, Ms Amma People later told newsmen that the assignment of the Tripartite Committee has been achieved after the National Labour Congress decided to call off it’s proposed strike.

She said, “We are going to present our report to Mr President today at 4:15 ,pm and he will reveal the figure that we have recommended.”

Commending members of the NLC for suspending the strike and the Tripartite Committee for fulfilling it’s assignment, the Secretary of the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha also said:

“I am confident that government will give expeditious consideration of the report when submitted tomorrow to Mr President. And very soon the processes will be put in place to truly actualise your recommendations so that the status of our working populace will be enhanced and they would receive appropriate and commensurate payments for the services they offer to our nation and to the different sectors of our economy.”

As the agreed amount for the minimum wage remains dicey, there are however speculations that the organized labour has thrown in their towel and consent to the twenty four thousand naira suggested by the federal government.



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