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Minimum wage: Trade union gives FG 14-day ultimatum to complete work

Coalition of Labour unions under the auspices of Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Wednesday gave the Federal Government a 14-day ultimatum within which to allow the Tripartite Committee on minimum wage to conclude its work and announced new wages for Nigerian workers.

At a joint press conference addressed by the unions in Lagos, led by TUC President, Bobboi Bala Kaigama, they warned that if government fails to meet the ultimatum which started on Wednesday, they may not guarantee continued industrial peace and harmony in the country.

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The demand of the unions was as a result of a statement credited to the Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige, who had few days ago stated that the committee should adjourn indefinitely to enable him do further consultations with the government.

Kaigama who frowned at the Minister’s statement said the pronouncement came at a time the committee was finalizing its work of arriving at a definite figure for submission to the federal government.

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