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Minimum Wage: Details Of Meeting Between NLC And FG Emerge

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The details of the meeting between organised Labour and the Federal Government over the full implementation of the new national minimum wage has emerged.

YaahooJournalist reports that the representatives of the Organised Labour and the Federal Government met on Wednesday, October 16 with the meeting extending into Thursday, October 17.

Speaking at the minimum wage meeting, Ayuba Wabba, the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), said reports of an agreement to a 20 per cent and 13.5 per cent consequential adjustments for workers on Grade Levels 7-14 and 15-17 respectively are just mere speculations.

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The NLC President said although organised labour and the government’s representatives have reached some agreements, they are both still working on reaching a definite agreement on how to adjust the salary.

Wabba further stated that when an agreement has been reached in that area, the organized labour would share the information with the public.

The NLC President explained that they had to adjourn the meeting till Thursday following the need to allow those given assignments on both sides to get back to the larger house.

Wabba maintained that the meeting would hold around 7 pm on Thursday(Today).

“Meeting has been moving on smoothly, as you can see from here, there is progress, it is very cordial, nobody is fighting.”

On whether Nigerians should stay at home for the proposed strike, the NLC President said with collective bargaining still in progress, embarking on strike was not the practice.

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