No Strike Notice Over Minimum Wage Yet.

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba has said the union had not issued any strike notice to the Federal Government over the implementation of the new minimum wage.

Negotiation between government representatives and joint negotiating council had stalled over their differences in the percentage increase in workers’ salary.

The leadership of Trade Union Council and other workers’ unions had expressed their dissatisfaction with what they described as “deliberate attempt” by the government to frustrate negotiation on the increase in order to benchmark the salaries raise to suit the fund gazetted in the budget for salary increase.

Workers are also of the opinion that if government had its way, workers would only get meager increase despite 66.6 per cent minimum wage increase from N18,000 to N30,000.

But, according to Wabba, negotiation was going on smoothly with government over the new minimum wage, adding that NLC met workers’ unions on Monday to deliberate on the issue.

He said, “Our own case is going on well. We met with our unions yesterday (Monday).

“The difference right now is about the consequential increase and we hope that through a normal process of dialogue, we will be able to sort that out.

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