Minimum Wage: Tripartite Committee meeting ends in stalemate
The Tripartite Committee has again failed to reach a consensus over the new minimum wage of workers in Nigeria, just as President Muhamamadu Buhari appeals for amicable resolution.
Chairman of the Committee and former Head of Service of the Federation, Ms Ama Pepple, said on Monday in Abuja after the more than nine hours negotiation.
Ms Pepple said after meeting of the committee with representatives of the Federal Government and leaders of the organised labour in attendance.
According to her, the committee will have to submit both the N30,000 minimum wage demanded by the organised labour and the N24,000 proposed by the government to President Muhammadu Buhari for onward submission to the National Assembly.
Meanwhile, the government is optimistic that the labour will not proceed on the planned industrial action scheduled to commence on Tuesday.
But the leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) have yet to take a decision whether or not the strike would go as planned.
President Muhammadu Buhari is reported to have intervened in the impasse and appealed to the labour unions, especially the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to consider what his administration inherited from the previous governments.