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Breaking: FG, Organised Labour approve over N60,000 minimum wage

Persecondnews reports that the meeting was convened in response to the nationwide strike which grounded socioeconomic activities across the country including power supply.

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The Federal Government and the labour unions reached a consensus on Monday night, resolving their dispute over the minimum wage.

The accord was reached following a six- hour negotiation session facilitated by Sen. George Akume, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and former Benue Governor.

Persecondnews reports that the meeting was convened in response to the nationwide strike which grounded socioeconomic activities across the country including power supply.

At the meeting, President Bola Tinubu pledged to implement a National Minimum Wage exceeding N60,000.

They also agreed that no worker would be victimized as a result of the industrial action.

The Tripartite Committee is to meet everyday for the next one week with a view to arriving at an agreeable National Minimum Wage.

Labour unions promised to hold an urgent meeting of their executive bodies to review and act on the agreement.

The resolutions reached at the meeting between the federal government and the organised labour held on Monday 3rd June, 2024, reads:

“Further to the negotiation by the Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage (NMW) and subsequent withdrawal of Labour from negotiation, the Leadership of the National Assembly intervened on 2nd June, 2024. The Organised Labour declared nationwide strike on Monday, 3rd June, 2024 to drive home its demands.

“2. The Federal Government, in the National interest, convened a meeting with Labour held in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, on Monday 3rd June, with a view to ending the strike action.

“3. After exhaustive deliberation and engagement by both parties, the following resolutions were reached:

“i. The President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria is committed to a National Minimum Wage that is higher than N60,000;

“II. Arising from the above, the Tripartite Committee is to meet everyday for the next one week with a view to arriving at an agreeable National Minimum Wage;

“III. Labour in deference to the high esteem of the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria’s commitment in (ii) above undertakes to convene a meeting of its organs immediately to consider this commitment; and

“IV. No worker would be victimized as a result of the industrial action.

“Done in Abuja on the 3rd of June, 2024.”

Signed

For the Federal Government of Nigeria:

1. Mohammed Idris

03/08/24

Minister of Information and National Orientation
2. Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha

Nerf 3/6/24

Minister of State for Labour and Employment

For the Organised Labour:

1. Joe Ajaero
President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

2. Festus Osifo
President, Trade Union Congress (TUC)

 

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