BREAKING: Labour, Government Fail To Agree On Minimum Wage
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This is because the Tripartite Committee has again failed to reach a consensus over the new minimum wage for workers in the country.
Ms Ama Pepple, Chairman of the Committee and former Head of Service of the Federation, disclosed this to reporters on Monday in Abuja.
The implication of this is that the labour unions might embark on their indefinite strike by midnight, and you might just wake up on Tuesday, November 6 to meet the country on total shutdown.
A meeting of the committee had lasted for more than nine hours with representatives of the Federal Government and leaders of the organised labour in attendance and citizens waited for good news.
But Ms Pepple emerged from the meeting with bad news. They could not agree with government on their N30,000 minimum wage demand as government seemed to have insisted on N24,000.
Both parties will now have to submit both the N30,000 minimum wage demanded by the organised labour and the N24,000 proposed by the government to President Muhammadu Buhari for onward submission to the National Assembly, she said.
However, this deadlock is only temporary, as the committee is set to reconvene at 10pm.
Meanwhile, the government is optimistic that the labour will not proceed on the planned industrial action scheduled to commence on Tuesday.
But the leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) have yet to take a decision whether or not the strike would go as planned.
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