FG-Labour yet to reach an agreement

The Federal Government and the Nigeria Labour Congress are yet to reach a concrete agreement after about eight hours of meeting behind closed doors which ended in the early hours of Thursday October 17,2019.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, told journalists that both parties have agreed to adjourn the meeting to 7pm today.

However it may seem that the government party has shifted from its initial position and have agreed to an increase of 17 percent for workers on levels 7 – 9. While it offered 15 percent increase to workers on levels 10 -14 and 12 percent increase to workers on levels 15-17.

Before the new offer, government had said that it could only offer 6.5 percent increase for workers on levels 15-17 and 11 percent increase for workers on levels 15-17. While the leadership of organised labour demanded for 25 percent for workers on levels 7- 14 and 20 percent for workers on levels 15-17 during Tuesday’s meeting.

On Wednesday, both parties failed to disclosed details of the areas they had agreed on to journalists.

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