New minimum wage: Nigerian govt, labour in emergency meeting


The Federal Government is currently meeting with the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC).
The meeting is sequel to the declaration by the union to commence an indefinite strike starting from Wednesday midnight.
NLC President had on Wednesday directed all labour unions and civil society groups to embark on an indefinite nationwide strike after the expiration of the 14-day ultimatum issued on September 12.
According to the NLC, the decision to embark on the strike action followed the refusal of the Federal Government to reconvene the Tripartite Committee on a new National Minimum Wage.

NLC is demanding an upward review of the current N18,000 minimum wage to N56,000.
Details later…