Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner

Fresh trouble for minimum wage

By Collins Olayinka, Abuja on 16/10/2018

Views: 9,002

• Minister of Labour and Employment, Ngige
• Minister of Labour and Employment, Ngige

When the organised labour suspended its strike action over declaration of negotiation of minimum wage on Sunday, 30th September 2018, it was believed that a new minimum wage would soon be announced.

But another announcement by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige that negotiation was inconclusive and that no agreement had been reached over a definite figure even after the tripartite negotiation committee rounded off its deliberations, has thrown up fresh agitation in the labour circle.

According to The Guardian, the October 4th and 5th meeting, both the organised private sector and organised labour agreed on N30, 000 while the Federal Government team led by Ngige pressed for N25, 000.

The conclusion was that since the organised labour and organised private sector are in agreement and in the spirit of tripartism, two against one was a done deal.

The meeting then adjourned to await the date for presentation to the Federal Government.

With these achieved, labour said it was at a loss at what transpired within government circle within one week.

Indeed, Ngige made unveiled his new position after the first the FEC meeting that preceded the conclusion of the committee’s negotiation.

Speaking at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, Ngige said the Federal Government proposed N24, 000 as the new minimum wage for civil servants.

Ngige claimed that when the committee reconvened on October 5th, after the NLC had suspended its nationwide strike, “the organised labour came down to N30, 000 the organised private sector came down to N25, 000 while the state governments proposed N20, 000.”

He said the Federal Government is still ‘consulting’ and that the negotiation is on going.

In his reaction to the development, President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba said the entire labour movement was dumbfounded by the latest argument of the Minister.

He added that the organised labour would not hesitate to declare yet another strike action that would be debilitating to the nation’s economy should the Federal Government delays the promulgation of a new minimum wage within the shortest period of time.

Excerpted from Guardian report

 

Source News Express

Posted 16/10/2018 1:27:28 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Poor Nigerians victims of petty offences'

Norway unfolds plan to issue visa to more...

U.S. sanctions: Diplomatic community, NLC rally support for...

Supreme Court victory: Ugwuanyi holds thanksgiving, restates values...

14 feared dead in Bayelsa election violence •Dickson...

Details emerge about how Debe Ojukwu died

No voting with temporary voter card: INEC

Sanwo-Olu swears-in cabinet members (See Full List)

Minister orders immediate recall of federal mine officers...

Amnesty Programme: Coordinator reassures beneficiaries of FG's commitment...

FG sets deadline for car speed limit device...

Buhari re-appoints Femi Adesina, Garba Shehu, presidential media...

 

Latest News APC challenges Wadume over alleged N13m campaign fund for 2019 elections Attack on Ekweremadu: German detectives zero in on 5 suspects Soyinka warns against clampdown on protesters Gunmen kidnap 7 in Kaduna, including official of anti-graft agency Herdsmen: Enugu Govt. orders autopsy on murdered woman as Ohanaeze reacts Security operatives, vigilantes raid suspected cult leader’s home, recover arms, human skulls Attack on Ekweremadu, a warning to Ndigbo leadership — Charly Boy Why Germany should not extradite Ekweremadu’s attackers: HURIWA FG to build 4 million houses by 2023 — Minister Ogun to demolish houses harbouring kidnappers APC screens Lokpobiri, 5 others for Bayelsa guber primaries Right leadership key to development — Obi

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (530,817 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (439,246 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (384,310 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (323,364 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (290,940 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (251,583 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (246,495 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (233,982 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (228,472 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (214,692 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (193,446 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (191,329 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (99) Business & Economy (4,407) Business Verdict (79) Columnists (1,097) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (649) Features (798) Global Business Monitor (424) ICT Monitor (59) International (3,861) Interview (199) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (166) Maggie's Blog (387) News (50,379) Opinion (1,336) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,339) Religion (1,089) Sports (2,138) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera