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Minimum wage: Labour may suspend strike today

There are strong indications that the Organised Labour may today (Sunday) suspend the ongoing nationwide strike over new national minimum wage.

The strike had commenced last Thursday after the expiration of a 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to announce its figure, reconvene the meeting of the 30- man Technical Committee on the issue and ensure the completion of its work ahead of the announcement of a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

The current N18,000 minimum wage expired in 2015.

Sunday Vanguard gathered that the planned suspension of the strike, that has paralyzed critical sectors of the economy, including the down stream sector of the oil industry, where loading and distribution of petroleum products have been stopped, and maritime services, is a fall out of a meeting between labour leaders and top government officials that lasted several hours on Friday.

Vanguard, September 30, 2018


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