Hear what Labor told goverment during Friday deadlock meeting

Hear what Labor told goverment during Friday deadlock meeting
January 05 14:15 2019 Print This Article

The Nigeria Labour congress, NLC has declared that their ultimate goal and mandate is to ensure that their workers are paid what was agreed by the triparthite committee which met and had recommended the new minimum wage.

The NLC president, Ayuba Wabba who disclosed this to news men on Friday after their inconclusive meeting with the Federal Government delegation however expressed appreciation to the government for the meeting but stated that whether they would go ahead with the planned rally scheduled for Tuesday next week is determinant on the outcome of the meeting with the government representatives on Monday.

“We have had a social dialogue bothering on the new minimum wage. The meeting decided that it should be adjourned and reconvened on Monday for further dialogue consultation before the issues are concluded. We have not been able to conclude but we will meet on Monday to conclude the process.

“The issues at stake are about making sure that an executive bill is transmitted to the National Assembly and other ancillary issues that the government said it is trying to put together. Those are the major issues. We also want to see how the money gets into the pockets of our workers. We have been able to have a meaningful dialogue but inconclusive. The rally on Tuesday will be determined by Monday meeting.

“Part of the report which was submitted (by the tripartite committee to the presidency) was all inclusive but those processes that will ensure that a clean bill is transmitted to the National Assembly and what is termed physical issue will be tidy up on Monday.”

At the meeting were the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, Minister for Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma ad Minster of Finance, Zainab Ahmed. Also at the meeting were the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, General Secretary of the union, Peter Ozo-Eson, president of Trade Union Congress, Kaigama Bobboi, members of the tripartite committee and other top government representatives.

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