FG Fixes Meeting Of Stakeholders To Avert 6 November Labour Strike
The federal government has commenced consultations with stakeholders on the new minimum wage in order to avert a general strike ahead of the November 6 deadline set by organised labour following disagreement over a new minimum wage for workers.
Consequently, the federal government has fixed a meeting on Monday to look into how to bridge the gap between what the FG has to offer and what the organised labour has proposed in order to come up with an acceptable national minimum wage.
The minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, told State House correspondents yesterday that an“enlarged meeting of all key stakeholders in the government circle at both federal and states has been scheduled for Monday.”
While the organised labour is insisting on a ₦30,000 per month minimum wage, the federal government is proposing ₦24,000, while state governors are proposing ₦20,000, a marginal increase on the current minimum wage of ₦18,000, which many states have failed to implement.