Strike action still on says Labour as NEC meets

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has clarified that the ongoing nationwide strike has not been called off, contrary to reports suggesting an agreement with the federal government.

In a statement on the social media platform X, the NLC stated, “Wrong news! We are still on strike until we get consent from our NEC meeting.”

This clarification comes after a meeting between government officials and labour leaders on Monday evening in Abuja, where the federal government agreed to pay a higher national minimum wage than its initial proposal of N60,000.

The meeting aimed to resolve the dispute over the minimum wage, which led to the NLC declaring a nationwide indefinite strike starting from June 2, 2024.

According to the resolutions reached, the President committed to establishing a national minimum wage higher than N60,000, and the Tripartite Committee will convene daily to finalize an agreeable national minimum wage.

Other resolutions were: “In recognition of the President’s commitment, the organised labour would immediately hold meetings of its organs to consider this new offer; and no worker would face victimization as a consequence of participating in the industrial action.

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