FG in last-minute talks with labour to avert strike

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Members of the tripartite committee on national minimum wage are currently meeting to chart a way forward and possibly resolve the controversies over the minimum wage for workers.

The meeting is taking place at the office of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) in Abuja.

In attendance are representatives of labour unions, organised private sector and top government officials.

Members of the committee are expected to sign the final report on the minimum wage at the meeting and forward it to the Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), for onward transmission to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The labour unions have vowed to commence indefinite strike by midnight on Monday if the government fails to meet their demands.

While the federal government is maintaining its earlier proposal to pay N24,000 to workers; the governors under the aegis of…



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