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Labour Threatens to Resume Strike as FG Denies Approving N30,000 Wage

Labour Threatens to Resume Strike as FG Denies Approving N30,000 Wage

Organised Labour has threatened to embark on a strike again upon Federal Government’s denial of approving the N30,000 .

This was as a result of a statement made by the government on Wednesday, disclosing that the N30,000 minimum wage proposal contained in the report of the tripartite committee was still a recommendation and had not yet been approved.

Speaking with the State House correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council, , Minister of Information and Culture, said President would still study the report presented to him on Tuesday by the ,Chairman of the committee, before deciding.

The minister later revealed that the minimum wage was still a recommendation and not an approval, thereby springing reactions from the labour union.

“I think it was a recommendation. Mr President will consider it and will make his views known in due course,”

When pressed further concerning the resolved minimum wage, the minister said: “Once again, like I said, a recommendation has been made and in responding to the recommendation, all these views will be taken into consideration.”

The General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress, Mr , reacting to Lai Mohammed’s comments, said the union will embark on a strike if the minimum wage demands are not met.

He added that their suspending the strike was as a result of the government’s willingness to accept the tripartite committee’s report, including that not implementing their demands will be seriously opposed.

“They can say anything they want to say. Why were they panicky before? Why did they agree to the N30, 000? They can call it a mere recommendation or whatever they want to call it but the important thing is that at the end of the day, if we do not get the N30,000, they know what we will do,” Lawal said.

 

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