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Minimum Wage: NLC Gives Fresh Update On Strike After Signing Agreement With FG

Banks, ASUU, Govt Hospitals, Others Join Ongoing Nationwide Strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced that it is still on strike.

Following a six-hour meeting in Abuja, the Federal Government reiterated President Bola Tinubu’s commitment to increasing the minimum wage to ₦60,000. Recall that after a six-hour meeting in Abuja, the Federal Government expressed the commitment of President Bola Tinubu to raise the ₦60,000 offered as the minimum wage.

Speaking after the meeting, the Congress disclosed that they would decide on their next step after meeting with its organs today.

Posting on X on Tuesday, NLC wrote, “Until we hear from Our Organs at our Meeting scheduled for today, 4th June, we are still on strike.”

Naija News reports that the organized labour embarked on an indefinite strike on Monday to push for an improved pay package for workers.

The strike led to a meeting between the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Senator George Akume and labour leaders in Abuja.

At the end of the meeting, it was agreed that “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.

“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.

“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.”