Minimum wage: Unionists shut head of service’s workplace in Abuja

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Protesting employees below the aegis of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress have shut down the doorway to the Office of the Head of Service constructing on the Federal Secretariat, part two in Abuja on Monday.

NLC and TUC commenced a nationwide industrial motion on Monday in protest towards the N60,000 minimal wage proposal of the Federal Government.

The President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, introduced that the strike adopted failed negotiations between the federal government and organised labour, and its refusal to reverse the withdrawal of the ability sector subsidy and enhance in electrical energy tariff.

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The unions had earlier given the May 31, 2024 deadline for the conclusion of latest minimal wage negotiations.

The authorities had raised its minimal wage supply from N57,000 to N60,000 whereas the labour unions diminished their demand to N494,000 from N497,000 proposed earlier. The labour leaders initially demanded N615,000.

But the negotiations deadlocked as the federal government maintained its supply of N60,000, resulting in the declaration of a nationwide indefinite strike.

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