How states stand in Minimum Wage talks

Barely two days to the deadline given by Organised Labour to states to conclude negotiations on the implementation of the N30,000 new National Minimum Wage, some state governors have started a last-minute rush to meet the cut-off date of the labour union. TOBA AGBOOLA reports



The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), in a communiqué at the end of its meeting with the state council chairmen last week, said it would not be able to guarantee industrial peace in states that failed to conclude negotiations and begin payment of the new minimum wage by December 31, 2019.

In the communiqué, which was jointly signed by the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba; General Secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja; and the National Chairperson of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (Trade Union side), Simon Anchaver; the NLC said states that had yet to commence negotiation might experience industrial disharmony from January if the governors refuse to do the needful.

As of the said date, the NLC noted…

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