Senate And Governors In Emergency Meeting With Labour Over Strike


In an effort to prevent the scheduled nationwide strike, Senate President Godswill Akpabio and the leadership of the Nigeria Governors Forum have summoned the leadership of the Organized Labour for an urgent meeting tonight, according to sources briefed on the matter this Sunday afternoon.

"A meeting has been convened by the Senate President and the Nigeria Governors Forum, scheduled for tonight," revealed a source with deep insight into the situation.

Last Friday, the Nigeria Labour Congress announced an indefinite nationwide strike set to commence on Monday, June 3, 2024, citing the Federal Government's refusal to raise the proposed minimum wage above N60,000. President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, declared the strike after negotiations between the government and organized labour failed. Despite the government's recent offer of N60,000, an increase from the initial N57,000, the labour unions deemed it inadequate.

During the meeting, labour adjusted its demand, lowering it by N3,000 from the original N497,000 proposed the previous week, now requesting N494,000.

Despite this concession, negotiations remained at a standstill as the government upheld its offer of N60,000, resulting in the declaration of a nationwide indefinite strike.

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