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‘Nationwide Strike Continues’ – NLC Says

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The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has stated that workers are still on despite the resolution with the Federal government on the 3rd of June 2024.

It stated that the Organised Labour will have an emergency meeting on Tuesday, 4th of June to determine its next course of action.

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

Meanwhile, at the meeting with the Federal government at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, it disclosed that President Bola Tinubu is committed to paying a minimum wage higher than its proposed N60,000 per month.

It also agreed that no worker would be victimised for partaking in the nationwide strike ordered by the organised Labour.

The statement reads; 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

Minister of Information and National Orientation

2. Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha

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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