The proposed strike by Organised labour has been suspend as Federal government agreed to pay N30,000 as workers minimum wage
The Organised Labour had planned to embark on industrial action from Tuesday in demand of N30,000 as new minimum wage. The Federal Government offered to pay workers N24,000, while the states agreed to pay N22,500.
After much deliberations on Monday, the federal government bowed to pressures from the organised labour to pay the N30, 000 demanded by them.
Following this, the Organised labour unions have suspended the proposed nationwide strike scheduled to commence at 00:00 hours of Tuesday, 6th November, 2018.
Paperena gathered that the recommended N30,000 was settled as the new national minimum wage in the report to be submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari by 4:15pm on Tuesday, 6th November, 2018.
This was contained in a 38-page report shown to reporters.
Speaking on behalf of the leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and United Labour Congress (ULC), Ayuba Wabba, disclosed the resolve of the Organised Labour to suspend the strike action.
However the parties refused to make public the agreed new minimum wage, stressing that the figure will be disclosed after the submission of the report to.Mr. President by 4:15pm on Tuesday, 6th November, 2018.
“Haven reached this position and also the fact that the assignment has been concluded and that the organised labour therefore decided that the nationwide strike has been suspended. The mutual agreement will be made public together,” he said.
He also applauded the role of the organised private sector for the shared understanding
On her part, Ama Pepple, chairman of the National Minimum Wage Committee said: “I am happy to report to you that we have concluded this assignment and will present the report to Mr. President tomorrow at 4:15pm and when you come there we will reveal the figure that we have recommended.”
She however noted that the report that the Kebbi State Governor stormed out of the meeting was untrue, adding that he was commended as the only Governor who has been attending the negotiation in private capacity.
In his remarks, Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) described the outcome of the negotiation as win-win