*Labour Leaders Meet Tinubu Again Over New Minimum Wage – Details*

Labour Leaders Meet Tinubu Again Over New Minimum Wage – Details.

Information at the disposal of thenewskingdom have it that President Ahmed Tinubu has invited the organised labour consisting of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress to a meeting at the Aso Villa on Thursday.

It was gathered that the meeting is purposely scheduled to allow Federal Government and organised labour to agree on a new national minimum wage.

It was further reported that a close source in the labour leadership who pleaded anonymity made this known on Wednesday.

According to the underground source, thenewskingdom learnt that Tinubu is willing to settle the lingering talks on minimum wage on Thursday and has invited the joint union presidents to a meeting.

The source also reported that the President of the Trade Union Congress, Festus Osifo, on Tuesday, insisted that the N250,000 benchmark remains the ideal minimum wage for workers in Nigeria.

Additionally, Osifo stated that TUC and the Nigeria Labour Congress were meeting with officials of the Federal Government to reach an agreement on the minimum wage.

Osifo made this known at the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Women Commission’s maiden Annual Convention in Abuja, with the theme, ‘The Dynamic Woman: Navigating Challenges in a Constantly Evolving World.’

Thenewskingdom reports that the Federal Government and Organised Private Sector have agreed on N62,000 as the new minimum wage, but labour is insisting on N250,000.

While speaking the program Osifo said negotiations on the new minimum wage have not been abandoned, rather labour and the government were fine-tuning the matter.

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