Minimum Wage: FG, labour leaders meet


The Federal Government has met with the leadership of organised labour movement in Abuja over the implementation of the new N30,000 minimum wage and the consequential adjustment of salaries for civil servants.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, who presided over the meeting, said it is for information-sharing following the previous meeting between both parties.

The Minister assured the union leaders that he would remain neutral in the whole negotiation. He, however, appealed to members of the union to show some understanding.

Ngige announced that there would be another meeting on Tuesday with heads of government agencies and parastatals, to deliberate on the amount that can actually be paid to workers.

Before the meeting, the Nigeria Labour Congress had called on workers to prepare for an indefinite strike by October 16, 2019.


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