NLC announces date to commence nationwide strike

NLC strike labour

Organised Labour might initiate a nationwide strike commencing on Monday, June 3 in protest of a revised minimum wage policy.

The tripartite commission concerning a fresh national minimum wage is scheduled to convene once again on Friday.

During the preceding session, the Labour representatives withdrew their participation on Tuesday, citing the government’s negotiators’ lack of seriousness in the bargaining proceedings.

In the meantime, allegations are being made towards the state governors for colluding against the Federal Government to obstruct the current negotiation process.

The Labour negotiating delegation exited the committee meeting for the second time in a fortnight on Tuesday, following a marginal increment by the Federal Government to N60,000 from the initial N57,000 proposed on Wednesday, May 22.

On May 15, Labour, as represented by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), withdrew from the tripartite committee discussions after the government’s offer of N48,000 and the Organised Private Sector (OPS) offering N54,000, fell short of their demand of N615,000.

However, in a letter reconvening the meeting, Ekpo Nta, member/Secretary of the committee on behalf of the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, NSIWC, dated May 29, said: “You are respectfully invited to attend the 7th meeting of the Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage which is scheduled as follows: Date: Friday, 31, May 2024

Venue: Nnamdi Azikiwe Hall, Nicon Luxury Hotel Plot 903, Tafawa Balewa Way Area 11, Garki, Abuja, Time: 10:00 am Prompt

“The minutes of the 6′ meeting and the draft agenda for the 7” meeting wil be circulated in due course.

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“Please note that the following ‘Zoom link’ has been provided for any member who indicates inability to be physically present to participate in the meeting.”

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