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FG, labour reach agreement on new minimum wage



The Federal Government and the Organised labour, on Monday night signed an agreement over the minimum wage controversy.

 

The agreement was signed after a marathon meeting brokered by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume.

 

The meeting was convened in response to the nationwide strike which grounded activities across the country.

 

Details of the agreement below:

 

RESOLUTIONS REACHED AT THE MEETING BETWEEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE ORGANISED LABOUR HELD ON MONDAY 3RD JUNE, 2024

 

Further to the negotiation by the Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage (NMW) and subsequent withdrawal of Labour from negotiation, the Leadership of the National Assembly intervened on 2nd June, 2024. The Organised Labour declared nationwide strike on Monday, 3rd June, 2024 to drive home its demands.

 

2. The Federal Government, in the National interest, convened a meeting with Labour held in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, on Monday 3rd June, with a view to ending the strike action.

 

3. After exhaustive deliberation and engagement by both parties, the following resolutions were reached:

 

1. The President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria is committed to a National Minimum Wage that is higher than N60,000;

 

II. Arising from the above, the Tripartite Committee is to meet everyday for the next one week with a view to arriving at an agreeable National Minimum Wage;

 

III. Labour in deference to the high esteem of the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria’s commitment in (ii) above undertakes to convene a meeting of its organs immediately to consider this commitment; and

 

IV. No worker would be victimized as a result of the industrial action.

 

Done in Abuja on the 3rd of June, 2024.

 

Signed

 

For the Federal Government of Nigeria:

 

1. Mohammed Idris

 

03/08/24

 

Minister of Information and National Orientation

2. Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha

 

Nerf 3/6/24

Minister of State for Labour and Employment

 

For the Organised Labour:

1. Joe Ajaero

President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

 

2. Festus Osifo

President, Trade Union Congress (TUC)

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