The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has reiterated that there is no going back on a nationwide strike scheduled to take off next week Wednesday.
The Federal Government has described NLC's 14-day ultimatum as “a subtle blackmail” to stampede the Tripartite Committee on the new National Minimum Wage
Chris Ngige stated this at a news conference on Thursday in Abuja, noting that the ultimatum was uncalled for. pic.twitter.com/0ENAkShgz4
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This is not unconnected with the issue of unresolved new national minimum wage, a source at the meeting said.
This remains the focus of the current administration as seen by the several social intervention programmes currently being implemented. Commendably, the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is committed to implementing a New National Minimum wage.
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“We are looking at different scenarios, that is the financial implications,” adding that the sub committee is expected to brief the Economic Management Team on Tuesday next week.
The source also said, “We are still looking at the proposal made by the different parties involved. The organised private sector proposed N25, 000 and the NLC committee is insisting on nothing less than N43,000.”
The meeting also had in attendance relevant ministers and other principal officers directly involved in the economy and revenue generation.