[ICYMI] EXCLUSIVE: Minimum wage committee assembly postponed indefinitely

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The Tripartite committee on minimal wage has postponed its assembly “sine die”, sources conversant in the matter informed our correspondent in Abuja on Tuesday.

According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, sine die means a scenario, “without any future date being designated (as for resumption): indefinitely.”
Legal selections, a regulation web site additionally describes sine die as a Latin phrase used when a regulation case has no fastened date for resumption.

The Federal Government on Tuesday added a sum of N3,000 to its initially proposed N57,000 minimal wage making it the sum of N60,000 proposed on Tuesday throughout the assembly of the tripartite committee on minimal wage in Abuja.

Organized Labour comprising of the Trade Union Congress and the Nigeria Labour Congress additionally went down by N3,000 from its final proposal of N497,000 over the past minimal wage assembly.

Speaking with our correspondent, one of many sources who’s a frontrunner of the NLC stated, “The assembly led to a stalemate and conferences have been adjourned sine die.

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“The government proposed N60,000 which was not accepted by Labour.”

A member of the Labour facet who spoke to our correspondent earlier than the assembly began famous that the organized Labour would solely go decrease if the federal government goes increased on its calls for.

“This is simply a case of if they go higher, we will go lower. They need to propose something reasonable for us to propose something lower too. There is no two-way about it. Also, we have a way of meeting ourselves as members of the Labour before each committee meeting. This will help us to take a uniform stand by the time we get to the meeting front. So as long as the government is ready to present something reasonable, we will meet them in the middle,” the Labour chief stated.

PUNCH Online experiences that Labour had earlier proposed a May 31, 2024 deadline for the announcement of the brand new minimal wage.

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