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New minimum wage: Labour gives FG two weeks

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MEMBERS of the Minimum Wage Committee from the organised labour in Nigeria, yesterday, handed a two-week ultimatum to Federal Government within which its tripartite committee should conclude its works on the proposed new minimum wage or get ready to face the workers’ ire.

The warning came at a joint news conference addressed in Lagos following a resolution passed during a meeting of coalition of labour unions, comprising Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), United Labour Congress, (ULC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and allied associations, cautioning the Federal Government to stop prevaricating on the new minimum wage to avert an industrial gridlock.

NLC President, Ayuba Wabba,  said that the committee was suspicious of comments credited to Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige that the committee should adjourn indefinitely to enable him do further consultations with the government, describing it as an antics to buy time as the matter drags on.

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