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Labour Leaders Meet With SGF Amid Nationwide Strike

Labour in closed-door meeting with FG amid nationwide strike
Labour in closed-door meeting with FG amid nationwide strike

Labour leaders have arrived at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) for a closed-door meeting with government representatives, a source confirmed to our correspondent.

The meeting comes as the nationwide strike, announced by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), enters its second day.

The strike was called in response to the Federal Government’s failure to increase the proposed minimum wage from N60,000 and finalize a new National Minimum Wage Act.

According to reports, some unions have shut down their workplaces in compliance with the strike directive. The NLC and TUC had given an ultimatum of May 31, 2024, for negotiations on the new minimum wage, which broke down on Tuesday after both parties failed to reach an agreement.

The government offered N60,000, up from its initial offer of N57,000, while labour reduced its demand from N497,000 to N494,000. The proposal was rejected by labour, leading to the commencement of the strike at midnight on Sunday, June 2, 2024.

Details of the meeting and any potential resolutions are yet to be disclosed. Stay tuned for updates as this situation develops.

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