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Minimum wage: Despite agreement signed, Labour remains on strike pending outcome of Tuesday’s meeting

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Despite the agreement signed with the Federal Government at a meeting, in Abuja on Monday night, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has decided that the ongoing nationwide strike will continue till after Tuesday’s meeting.

The congress disclosed this in a post on X, on Tuesday.

“Until we hear from our organs at our meeting scheduled for today, June 4, we are still on strike,” the post read.

AFRIPOST reported earlier that the federal government expressed President Bola Tinubu’s commitment to raising the N60,000 offered as the minimum wage in the meeting with the leadership of organised labour in Abuja.

The agreement stated that, “The President of Nigeria, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, is committed to establishing a National Minimum Wage higher than N60,000; and the Tripartite Committee will convene daily for the next week to finalise an agreeable National Minimum Wage.”

The organised labour also agreed to “immediately hold meetings of its organs to consider this new offer, and no worker would face victimisation as a consequence of participating in the industrial action.”

These resolutions were signed on behalf of the Federal Government by Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, and Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha.

Representing the organised labour were the President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, and the President of the Trade Union Congress, Festus Osifo.

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