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MINIMUM WAGE: Presidency to reconvene tripartite committee

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In an effort to end the ongoing strike action embarked upon by Labour unions in the country, the Federal Government has fixed October 4 to reconvene the tripartite committee on minimum wage in the country.

The Presidency took the step in an effort to have Labour call off the strike action embarked upon on Thursday, September 27 to increase their agitation for a new minimum wage in the country.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu on Friday.

He said: “By its tripartite nature, the committee is made up of persons from the public sector (federal and state governments) and the private sector made up of the largest private employer group and the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA).

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“Other members include the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) and Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMES).

“Invitation letters have since been dispatched to all the participants.

“At the moment, the Presidency understands that the combined leadership of the unions, having met and deliberated on the position of the government, have now set in motion a process of consultations with their constituent members to determine their next line of action.” he said

Garba also assured that the federal government is taking every step necessary to get the unions to call off the strike.

 

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