Ngige reveals Nigeria loss due to Electricity workers call for Nationwide strike

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The Federal government has said the call for a nationwide strike by electricity workers cost Nigeria billions of naira. 

Minister of Labour, CHRIS NGIGE said this in reaction to the suspended strike by the electricity workers.

NGIDE told the media that the reason for the suspended strike has nothing to do with the Federal government, adding that it was rather caused by the struggle for power between the JOE AJAERO-led National Union of Employees and the Senior Staff Association of Electricity workers.

On the threat by organised labour, the Minister, CHRIS NGIGE said states that are yet to implement the national minimum wage have the discretion to decide when to commence the implementation of the Law. 

Organised labour warned that it will not guarantee industrial harmony in states that refuse to complete negotiations on the new minimum wage of thirty thousand naira with it and begin payment of the new wage structure by December 31, 2019.

NLC’s warning is contained in a communique issued after a one-day stakeholders’ meeting on the implementation of the new national minimum wage at the state level held in Abuja.

Labour observed that nineteen state governments had yet to begin negotiations with labour representatives in their states, adding that only four states; Kaduna, Kebbi, Lagos, and Adamawa had begun payment of the new wage structure.


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