Minimum Wage: Why Organized Labour won’t continue strike, Tuesday

Minimum Wage: Why Organized Labour won't continue strike, Tuesday

The President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, has declared that the Organized Labour is not resuming the ‘relaxed’ nationwide strike action over a new minimum wage on Tuesday.

Ajaero disclosed this today, Monday, at the ongoing International Labour Conference (ILC) organised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Giving the reason for the decision, Ajaero said labour would not go on strike yet because the figures are currently on the table of President Bola Tinubu and a feedback is being expected.

“We cannot declare strike now because the figures are with the President. We will wait for the President’s decision.

“The tripartite committee submitted two figures to the President. Government and employers proposed N62,000 while labour proposed N250,000. We are waiting for the decision of the President. Our National Executive Council (NEC) will deliberate on the new figure when it is out.

Minimum Wage: Why Organized Labour won't continue strike, Tuesday
Minimum Wage: Why Organized Labour won’t continue strike, Tuesday

“During the tenure of the immediate past President, the figure that was proposed to him was N27,000 by the tripartite committee but he increased it to N30,000. We are hopeful that this President will do the right thing. The President had noted that the difference between N62,000 and N250,000 is a wide gulf.”

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