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FG, NLC, TUC Sign Agreement As Details Of New Minimum Wage Meeting Emerges

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Breaking: FG, NLC, TUC Sign Agreement As Details Of New Minimum Wage Meeting Emerges

The tripartite meeting of the National Minimum Wage Committee, which started at about 5pm on Monday, concerning a potential increase in the minimum wage, has concluded at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

The meeting had delegations from the federal government and the organized labour in attendance.

At the end of the meeting, which lasted for about five hours, the federal government and the labour unions – Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), reached some agreements which were documented and signed by all parties.

Naija News reports that at the end of the meeting, SGF George Akume, who briefed newsmen on the outcome of discussions, revealed that President Bola Tinubu is committed to a minimum wage higher than ₦60,000.

Below are highlights of resolutions reached at the meeting.

1. PRESIDENT BOLA TINUBU IS COMMITTED TO MORE THAN ₦60,000 MINIMUM WAGE.

2. NO WORKER WILL BE VICTIMISED AS A RESULT OF THE INDUSTRIAL ACTION.

3. WE HAVE HAD A REALISTIC AND PRODUCTIVE MEETING.

4. TRIPARTITE COMMITTEE TO MEET DAILY FOR ONE WEEK.

The agreement was signed by the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, and the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, on behalf of the federal government, while the President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, and the President, Trade Union Congress (TUC), Festus Osifo, signed on behalf of organized labour.

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