Federal Government and Labor Reach Resolutions to End Nationwide Strike

After a meeting between the Federal Government and Organized Labor on Monday, several key resolutions were reached to end the nationwide strike that began earlier that day.

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The meeting was convened by the Federal Government in the “national interest” to resolve the ongoing dispute over the national minimum wage. This came after the Leadership of the National Assembly intervened on June 2nd, following the withdrawal of labor from the Tripartite Committee’s negotiations.

The key resolutions include:

1. The President is committed to setting a national minimum wage higher than ₦60,000.

2. The Tripartite Committee on the National Minimum Wage will meet daily for the next week to arrive at an agreeable wage.

3. In deference to the President’s commitment, labor has agreed to convene a meeting of its organs to consider this proposal.

4. No workers will face victimization as a result of the industrial action.

The resolutions were signed by the Minister of Information and National Orientation, the Minister of State for Labor and Employment, the President of the Nigeria Labor Congress, and the President of the Trade Union Congress.

This development is expected to pave the way for the suspension of the nationwide strike and the resumption of negotiations to finalize a new national minimum wage.

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