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JUST IN: FG, Labour to Resume Minimum Wage Talks Tomorrow





By Stephen Asaba-ase


The National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC) has scheduled a tripartite committee meeting on the new national minimum wage for June 4, following the abrupt end to the last meeting on May 31. The meeting is set for 10 am.


Sources reveal that the government is concerned about the high level of compliance with the ongoing nationwide strike, which has seen widespread participation from workers. In response, labour unions have shut down key industries, including the electricity sector, fuel depots, and port operations across the country.


The Nigeria Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) confirmed the shutdown of the power sector, while the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) halted loading activities at fuel depots in Lagos, allowing only loaded trucks to leave for safety reasons. The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) also shut down port operations nationwide, with all ports remaining closed until further notice.


The strike has similarly affected other sectors across the country, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The resumed talks tomorrow aim to address the minimum wage dispute and potentially end the strike.