Federal Government urges Organised Labour to prioritize well-being of the masses over indefinite strike for minimum wage increase

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give this news story a befitting and captivating caption: “The Federal Government is urging Organised Labour to reconsider its decision to go on an indefinite strike starting Monday, June 3, 2024, in protest of the government’s refusal to raise the proposed minimum wage from N60,000.
The Federal Government emphasized that the well-being of the masses should be the top priority for Organised Labour.

According to an exclusive interview with Saturday PUNCH, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Idris Mohammed, highlighted that the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress are partners in Project Nigeria.

Mohammed pointed out that resorting to strikes is not the solution to the ongoing negotiation for a new minimum wage for workers.

This comes shortly after Organised Labour declared a nationwide strike, set to commence on Monday, June 3, 2024, due to the Federal Government’s refusal to raise the proposed minimum wage from N60,000.

The President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, stated that the indefinite strike would begin at midnight on Monday.

Ajaero, alongside his TUC counterpart, Festus Osifo, expressed deep concern and disappointment over the government’s failure to finalize and pass a new National Minimum Wage Act into law, as well as reverse the increase in electricity tariff to N65/kWh

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