Thursday, 16 February 2017

FG,labour agree on new minium wage - See proposed new minimum wage

The President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba, says the Federal Government and the organised Labour movement in the country have reached a consensus to review the National Minimum Wage.

Wabba, told our correspondent in Abuja on Wednesday that the consensus was reached during the sitting of the Technical Committee on Palliative.

He said the committee was meant to look into the framework to reduce the sufferings of Nigerians
and cushion the effect of the increase in the price of fuel.and also he requested that they needed to look at the main report of the committee before submission.

Mr Ayuba Wabba said that after the submission, the Presidency would then set up the tripartite committee that would involve the government, private and public sector.He also said that labour had also received positive response from the National Assembly, saying that the Senate had promised to pass the bill.and the Labour unions had submitted a proposal to the government demanding for N56, 000 as minimum wage.

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