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Breaking news: Minimum wage: NLC, TUC suspend strike for one week



Organised labour, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress, suspended their strike for five days.

The Punch newspaper is reporting. 

The industrial action paralysed economic and government activities across the nation for two days.

Organised labour suspended the strike after its national executive council (NEC) meeting in Abuja on Tuesday.

The centres are expected to issue a statement shortly before the commencement of negotiations with the government.


Despite an agreement reached with the government, the nationwide strike continues pending a meeting with its organs, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had said.

The NLC made this announcement in a post on social media platform X, formerly Twitter, on Tuesday, despite the fact that the organised Labour signed an agreement with the federal government on Monday night that a new minimum wage above N60,000 will be established.

The post read, “Until we hear from our organs at our meeting scheduled for today 4th June , we are still on strike.”

The federal government and organized labour, on Tuesday, agreed to establish a new minimum wage exceeding N60,000. This decision was made at the conclusion of a meeting held on Monday between leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC), and federal government representatives.

The agreement stated, “The President of Nigeria, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, is committed to establishing a National Minimum Wage higher than N60,000; and the Tripartite Committee will convene daily for the next week to finalise an agreeable National Minimum Wage.”

The organised labour also agreed to “immediately hold meetings of its organs to consider this new offer, and no worker would face victimisation as a consequence of participating in the industrial action.”

These resolutions were signed on behalf of the Federal Government by Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, and Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha.

However, the Organised Labour, comprising the Trade Union Congress and the NLCwill commence a joint extraordinary National Executive Council in a few moments.

The outcome of the meeting will determine whether the strike by the organised Labour will continue or be suspended following the agreement reached between the leadership of Labour and the Federal Government.

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