New minimum wage: FG doing all it can, to get labour to call off their strike – presidency

The Nigerian Labour Congress(NLC) embarked on a strike midnight on Wednesday after a tripartite meeting with the federal government ended in a deadlock.

However, in a bid to resolve the issue of new minimum wage, the federal government Friday, said it stepped up efforts to convince labor unions in the country to call off their strike.

According to the presidency, the meeting between the Labour leadership and the representatives of the employers of labour is now scheduled to reconvene on Thursday 4th October.

By its tripartite nature, the committee is made up of persons from the public sector, (Federal and State Governments) and the private sector made up of the largest private employer group and the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA).Other members include the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) and Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMES).

Invitation letters have since been dispatched to all the participants.

At the moment, the Presidency understands that the combined leadership of the unions, having met and deliberated on the position of the government have now set in motion a process of consultations with their constituent members to determine their next line of action.

Mr Garba Shehu also mentioned that government is doing all it can to convince labour to call off strike.

The Presidency wishes to assure that the federal government is taking every step necessary to get the unions to call off the strike.


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