Minimum wage: Labour seeks Buhari’s intervention
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Minimum wage: Labour seeks Buhari’s intervention

- President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to help resolve the dispute over the N30,000 new minimum wage

- The call was made on Thursday, August 15, by the organised labour

- The federal government and the union will be meeting next week to resume negotiations

Organised labour on Thursday, August 15, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to help resolve the dispute over the N30,000 new minimum wage.

Premium Times reports that at a meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, August 14, the union and the federal government were not able to reach an agreement over the payment of the new minimum wage.

Legit.ng gathers that negotiations will resume between the two parties in Abuja next week

A source was quoted as saying: “The labour unions insisted on their demands while government negotiators refused to improve on their proposals.

“We maintained our earlier position and demand at the meeting. Government negotiators were not ready to move from their position also. We have (been) told to package our position and their own proposals and send to their principal (President Muhammadu Buhari) to look at the difference."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the organised labour accused the federal government of being unserious about the implementation of the minimum wage, saying they were not responsible for the delay.

Richard Egbule who is the chairman of the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission had accused labour of being responsible for the delay by rejecting the offer of the federal government.

The president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, said that the NLC and the TUC were no longer involved in the details of negotiation on the Consequential Adjustment.

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He, however, said that the Joint Public Service Negotiation Council would have the details.

Wabba said: “For now, we are not part of that discussion and we will not be able to have the details.”

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Comrade Alade Lawal who is the secretary of the Joint Public Service Negotiation Council said it was wrong to blame labour for the delay in the implementation of the minimum wage.

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Source: Legit Newspaper

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