//Organized labour gives federal govt two weeks ultimatum to implement new minimum wage

Organized labour gives federal govt two weeks ultimatum to implement new minimum wage

Organised labour in Nigeria has given the federal government two week to conclude stalled negotiations on consequential adjustment of salaries of workers between grade 7 and 14. It rejected the Presidential Committee set up to further deliberate on the issue.

The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress made this known in a statement after a meeting held in Abuja insisting that the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council must complete its assignment within one week.

In the statement both unions insisted on 29% and not 11% increment as offered by the government to workers on grades 7 to 14 and the 6.5 % for those between 15 and 17 will subsist.
Organised labour however, said that it may not guarantee industrial peace and harmony in the country if its demands are not met at the close of work on Wednesday, 16 October.

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