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Minimum wage: Labour insists on nationwide strike, despite agreement with FG

The organised labour said the strike, which began on June 3 and has halted government and commercial activities across the country, will enter its second day today, Tuesday.

The Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress are the two organisations that represent organised labour.

Labour launched a strike over a new minimum wage and the recent spike in electricity tariffs for Band A users.

On Monday night, the federal government and organised labour reached an agreement on a new minimum wage that will be “above N60,000”.

The statement from the meeting was however silent on the duration of the strike and electricity tariff hike.

“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,” the statement from the meeting reads.

“II. Arising from the above, the Tripartite Committee is to meet every day 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;

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

The agreement was signed by representatives of government and leaders of organised labour.

On Tuesday, the NLC announced on X that the strike was still on.

“Until we hear from Our Organs at our Meeting scheduled for today 4th June, We are still on Strike,” the post reads.

“Until we get Consent from our NEC meeting, We are still on strike.”


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