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Just In: Senate President, Governors Summon Emergency Meeting With Labour Leaders Over Planned Strike

Lucky Obukohwo, Reporting 


In order to forestall the proposed nationwide strike on Monday, the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, and the leadership of the Nigeria Governors Forum have invited the leadership of the Organized Labour for a marathon emergency meeting tonight.

Sources who are privy and familiar with the matter disclosed this, this Sunday Afternoon.

“A meeting has been summoned by the senate president and the Nigeria Governors Forum.

“The meeting will be held Tonight,” a highly knowledgeable source said.

On Friday, the Nigeria Labour Congress declared an indefinite nationwide strike, starting on Monday, June 3, 2024, due to the Federal Government’s refusal to increase the proposed minimum wage above N60,000.

The President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, announced that the strike followed failed negotiations between the government and organised labour.

Despite the government’s final offer of N60,000, which included a recent increase from an initial N57,000, the labour unions found the proposal insufficient.

At the meeting, labour revised its demand, reducing it by N3,000 from the initial N497,000 proposed last week, setting the new proposal at N494,000.

Despite this concession, the negotiations remained deadlocked as the government maintained its offer of N60,000, leading to the declaration of a nationwide indefinite strike.



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