Minimum wage: FG to meet labour on October 15 to finalise negotiation.

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The federal government has fixed an important meeting for the full implementation of new minimum wage for Tuesday, October 15 – According to the ministry of labour and employment, the meeting will resolve the controversial adjustment clause surrounding the wage – The new development came hours after the some labour uninions in the country were getting ready to embark on nationwide strike over delayed implementation of the new wage The federal government has planned a very significant meeting for Tuesday, October 15, for the total implementation of the new minimum wage. The Nation reports that the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, made this known after it had a meeting with the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) and members of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council.

According to the statement by Charles Akpan, the ministry deputy director, the meeting was called so as to resolve all concerns of the adjustment clause of the minimum wage. He therefore added that the meeting will allow for the proper implementation of the clause inherent in the new wage. A part of the statement read: “It was resolved however that each group would hold further meetings to sort out all outstanding disagreements before a high level conclusive meeting to schedule for Tuesday, 15th October 2019.” Some of those in attendance at the meeting that brought about the resolve to hold the October 15 meeting were the minister of finance, budget and planning, Hajia Zainab Ahmed, head of service of the federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, minister of state, labour and employement, Festus Keyamo, among others.

 

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