- The federal government has scheduled another meeting with labour leaders over the full implementation of the new minimum wage
- Labour minister Ngige reportedly sets October 15 for the meeting to reach an agreement over the issue of relativity and consequential adjustments affecting the minimum wage implementation
- The minister's move is to abort the labour leaders plan to begin a strike on October 16
The federal government has reportedly started plotting to avert the imminent industrial action by labour unions over the failed full implementation of the new N30,000 minimum wage.
Recall that the labour leaders had threatened to go on strike on Wednesday, October 16, if the federal government failed to resolve the issue of the consequential adjustments of the new minimum wage.
The full implementation of the new wage has suffered a setback due to the failure by the government and labour leaders to reach an agreement over relativity and consequential adjustments.
However, Daily Sun reports that a statement released by the Ministry of Labour and Employment reveals that the government has started taking steps to fully resolve the crisis.
According to the statement, the minister of labour, Chris Ngige, has met with key stakeholders on the issue and a resolution has been made that all the concerned groups should meet separately ahead of a final meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 15, where final agreement will be made on an equable implementation of the consequential adjustment of the minimum wage.
A committee member who reportedly attended the meeting with the labour minister said the government was as ready to increase the percentage at the next meeting scheduled for October 15.
The source who spoke under the condition of anonymity said Ngige begged the labour leaders to shelve the proposed strike and accept whatever government offers.
Nevertheless, Daily Sun reports that the organised labour on Thursday, October 10, continued mobilisation for a total nationwide strike after the October 16 deadline.
Legit.ng had previously reported that Ngige commenced dialogue with labour unions again in Abuja on Wednesday, October 9, over the payment of the new minimum wage.
It was one of the series of meetings held over the payment of the consequential adjustment in the new minimum wage which was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari since April 18.
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