Minimum wage: ‘We are still on strike – NLC

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The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has affirmed that the strike is still ongoing. NLC stated that its officials will convene to determine the next steps following discussions with the Federal Government.

Posting on X on Tuesday, NLC wrote: “Until we hear from Our Organs at our Meeting scheduled for today, 4th June, we are still on strike.”

A resolution was reached on Monday between the Federal Government and organized labour that could potentially bring an end to the strike.

The organized labour initiated the indefinite strike on Monday in order to advocate for improved wages for workers.

This strike prompted a meeting between the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume, and labour representatives in Abuja.

At the end of the meeting, it was agreed that “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.

“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.

“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.”

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