Minimum wage: FG, workers’ face-off worsens as labour rejects sack option

Organised labour on Friday dismissed as cheap blackmail a statement by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, that the Federal Government might lay off some workers in the public service should labour insist on having its way on the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage. The Secretary, Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC), Alade Lawal, told The Nation that labour would not be cowed by such threat. He also faulted claim by Ngige that government would require N580 billion annually to pay workers the minimum wage across board as demanded by labour. “As far as we

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FG Hasn’t Approve N30,000 Minimum Wage, Says Lai Mohammed

-- As Labour threatened to go on strike if the Federal Government fails to approve and implement the N30,000 wage The Federal Government said on Wednesday the N30,000 minimum wage proposal contained in the report of the tripartite committee set up by the Federal Government was still a recommendation and had not been approved. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who spoke with State House correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council, said President Muhammadu Buhari would still study the report presented to him on Tuesday by the Chairman of the committee, Amal Pepple, before taking a decision

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NLC Suspends Srike As FG Agrees To Pay N30,000 Minimum Wage

The organised labour unions have called off the planned nationwide industrial action initially scheduled to hold today nation wide. Daily Trust reported that the proposed strike was suspended because the Federal Government has agreed and signed the #30, 000 demanded by the workers as new minimum wage. Two union officials and a senior government official confirmed the #30, 000 agreement to Daily Trust. The National Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, announced the suspension last night in Abuja at the end of the last meeting of the tripartite committee set up to come up with the new

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Nigerians Rush To Market For Food Items As Labour Shuns Talks With Govt Over Strike

Reports from Lagos and Akure indicate that Nigerians were rushing to the market to buy food items as Labour unions shunned a meeting called by the government yesterday in readiness to embark on the proposed nationwide strike called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC). Complete your booking at Domfav Hotel - it only takes 30 seconds The meeting was scheduled to hold at the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) yesterday but was boycotted by the labour unions. The indefinite strike is planned to start tomorrow due

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