NLC and FG to meet again over minimum wage


– By Tolulope Ibukun, ABH Press

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) are set to meet a Federal Government team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, in Abuja on Friday, January 4 over the new minimum wage.

Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, said the meeting is to nip in the bud the threat of strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the transmission of the New National Minimum Wage to the National Assembly.
The General Secretary of NLC, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson also said that the organised labour would attend tomorrow’s meeting. He also said labour had not decided to stage a nationwide strike, but rallies and protests across the 36 states and Abuja next week Tuesday.
He also said that, ” We will attend the Friday meeting but we are no more interested in talking. This is the time for action on the part of government. No date has been agreed on a nationwide strike. What we are doing next week Tuesday is national rallies and protests slated to take place in the 36 states of the federation and Abuja. We will announce a date for strike if that becomes necessary.”

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