3 January 2019

NLC says no need for further negotiation with FG over minimum wage as Jan 8 strike remains effective

Following the  announcement by the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC  that it will embark on a nationwide strike on the 8 of jan, the union has said that further meeting with the Federal Government over the proposed N30, 000 new minimum wage is no longer necessary.
The General Secretary, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson confirmed receipt of invitation for a meeting with the Federal Government to Vangaurd on Wednesday.

Ozo-Eson said that the labour had received letter from the labour, but added that NLC would honour the invitation, though it (labour) had passed the stage of attending meetings on the issue of minimum wage.

According to him,it was expected of government was to forward a bill to the national assembly for the enactment of new minimum wage act.

He said, “Yes, we received a letter from the Ministry of Labour inviting us to a meeting on Friday. Although for us, we don’t know what those meetings are for because what needs to be done now is not meetings.

“But in our tradition, (if) you invite us to a meeting, we will come to listen to you.

“But we have passed the stage of meetings upon meetings what needs to be done is for the bill to be sent to the National Assembly, but we will attend the meeting.”

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