Organised Labour Suspends Nationwide Strike

The organised labour movement has reportedly suspended the nationwide strike for five days.
Naija News reported that the Organised Labour, comprising the Trade Union Congress and the Nigeria

Labour Congress, commenced a joint extraordinary National Executive on Tuesday morning to consider the Federal Government’s new offer on minimum wage.

According to Vanguard, a source at the ongoing meeting disclosed that suspending the strike is aimed at allowing uninterrupted meetings with the tripartite committee on the new national minimum wage.

Recall that the labour leaders at the meeting with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, George Akume, and other government officials on Monday, resolved that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu was committed to a new minimum wage higher than N60,000.

Meanwhile, renowned Nigerian Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has urged the Attorney General of the Federation, Lateef Fagbemi, to prosecute any state government that fails to comply with the payment of the current N30,000 minimum wage.

Falana emphasised that failure to comply with the payment of the minimum wage constitutes a violation of the law, as it is a voluntary agreement.

He further stated that when a new minimum wage agreement is reached, it automatically becomes a legal requirement.

According to him, the Federal Government, along with the Attorney General, is responsible for taking legal action against any state government that fails to fulfil this obligation.

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