FG ‘Stalls’ Talks On N56,000 Minimum Wage


Ayuba Wabba, president of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, says the federal government is stalling talks on the proposed new minimum wage. The Wabba faction of the NLC is proposing N56,000, while that led by Joe Agbero wants N90,000.

Wabba, in a report, said that the would-be negotiators had not been formed.

“The point we are making is that we have only agreed on the structure, but the structure has not been formed.

“We have agreed on the membership and the structure of the negotiating team which is going to be tripartite, so this is the point that we are now.

“But at the last meeting of the tripartite team which was held a day after the Sallah break, it was agreed that at the next meeting, all these issues will be sorted out.

“What happened was that government could not form a quorum at the last meeting of the palliative.

“Legitimately, we have a demand that is still pending with them including that of minimum wage and the palliative; therefore at the next meeting, I am certain that we will give government notice.”

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