TRIPARTITE COMMITTEE FAILS TO ARRIVE AT A CONSENSUS OVER THE PROPOSED MINIMUM WAGE FOR WORKERS IN NIGERIA.

 

Chinwe Ugele.

After several hours of meeting on Monday to discuss the possibility reaching a compromise among the parties involved in the minimum wage matter, the chairman of the Committee and former Head of Service of the Federation, Ms Ama Pepple, has announced that the meeting in Abuja was not fruitful.

The meeting had in attendance, representatives of the Federal Government and leaders of the organised labour who had earlier shunned the meeting the previous day.

She said the committee will have to submit both the N30,000 minimum wage demanded by the organised labour and the N24,000 proposed by the government to President Muhammadu Buhari for submission to the National Assembly.t

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Already some unions have indicated readiness to join in the planned nation wide strike which commences midnight Monday unless organised labour orders otherwise before the time.

The government is optimistic that the labour will not proceed on the planned industrial action scheduled to commence on Tuesday.

The federal government has not shown enough seriousness to convince the labour to shelve their proposed industrial action.

Chinwe Ugele

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