Minimum Wage: No strike on Tuesday – Labour

The Organised Labour today said they will not go on strike from tomorrow, Tuesday, over the minimum wage negotiation with the Federal Government.

Labour suspended its strike action for one week amid meetings with the federal government over the new minimum wage.

Speaking at the ongoing International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, President, Joe Ajaero, said there will be no strike tomorrow, Tuesday.

Speaking on the sideline of the conference, Ajaero said Labour was no going on strike as they were waiting for the decision of President Bola Tinubu.

He said after the President’s decision, Labour’s National Executive Council, NEC, will deliberate on the new figure.

Ajaero, the NLC President said: “The tripartite committee submitted two figures to the President. Government and employers proposed N62,000, while labour proposed N250,000.

“We are waiting for the decision of the President. Our National Executive Council, NEC, will deliberate on the new figure when it is out.

“We cannot declare strike now because the figures are with the President. We will wait for the President’s decision.

“During the tenure of the immediate past President, the figure proposed to him was N27,000 by the tripartite committee.

“But he increased it to N30,000. We are hopeful that this President will do the right thing. The President had noted that the difference between N62,000 and N250,000 is a wide gulf.”

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