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Minimum Wage: Labour, Government Battle Continues Over Negotiation | RDNews

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Workers holding banners and flags take part in a march to protest against the government’s failure to agree on a new minimum wage during a rally in Lagos

The organised labour and the Federal government of Nigerian are yet to come to a contrite agreement as their meeting over the new minimum wage implementation ended without coming to an agreement.

Mr Rotimi Asugwuni, who is the Leader of the labour team, told the journalists that their discussions would continue and they hope to reach a favourable conclusion with President Buhari led administration. 

The acting Head of Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, said that she’s hoping that the outcome of the next scheduled meeting would be such that benefit all Nigerian workers. 

Workers holding banners and flags take part in a march to protest against the government’s failure to agree on a new minimum wage during a rally in Lagos

The organised labour demand for a 29 per cent salary increase for officers between grade level 7 to 14 while a 24 per cent increase for officers between grade level 15 to 17.

Contrary to their demand, the government is willing to offer just 11 per cent for officers between grade level seven to 14 while 6.5 per cent for workers between grade level 15 to 17.

The labour unions have, however, threatened to go on a nationwide strike if the government fail to adhere to its demands.

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