Minimum wage: Court gives FG, labour till Jan 30 to submit report on negotiations – Punch Newspapers - News Summed Up

Minimum wage: Court gives FG, labour till Jan 30 to submit report on negotiations – Punch Newspapers


Ade Adesomoju, AbujaThe National Industrial Court of Nigeria, in Abuja, on Thursday ordered both the Federal Government and the organised labour to submit a report of their negotiations on the disputes over the new minimum wage by January 30, 2019. Justice Sanusi Kado had on November 2, 2018 adjourned the case till Thursday after issuing an ex parte order stopping the strike which the labour had planned to commence on November 6. The strike was however averted after an agreement was reached on November 5 between the labour and the Federal Government with N30,000 recommended to President Muhammadu Buhari as the new minimum wage regime. READ ALSO: Buhari hasn’t endorse any figure as minimum wage, Presidency insistsFollowing the absence of the defence teams in court on Thursday, Omonowa informed the judge that based on the order made by the court on November 2, negotiations on the new minimum wage were ongoing. “Pursuant to Order 42(1) of the National Industrial Court Rules, the court should allow parties to see the possibility of amicable settlement of the matter,” Omonowa said.


Source: Punch November 08, 2018 17:15 UTC



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