A few hours before the midnight industrial action deadline for the minimum wage settlement between labor and the federal government, both sides have not reached a consensus.

Labor had turned to the Oct. 17 strike option if the government failed on Oct. 16 to achieve a concensus on the subsequent minimum wage changes.

At the ongoing session, the Federal Government’s organized labor and politicians entered into negotiations to consider all minimum wage positions.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting which commenced 5:00 p.m. is yet to reach any agreement following a breakout session by both government and labour teams.

As at the time of filling this report, both groups are still in breakout sessions.

NAN recalls that the organised labour is demanding 29 per cent salary increase for officers on salary level 07 to 14 and 24 per cent adjustment for officers on salary grade level 15 to 17 .

The Federal Government, however, presented a proposal of 11 per cent salary increase for officers on grade level 07 to14 and 6.5 per cent adjustment for workers of grade level 15 to 17. (NAN)


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