Five hours after returning to the negotiation table, the Nigerian government and the Organised Labour are yet reach a consensus over the country’s minimum wage.
Labour had threatened to embark on strike from Oct. 17 if the government failed to reach a consensus with it on Oct. 16 over the consequential adjustments.
At the Wednesday’s meeting, which started around 5pm, the organised labour and representatives of the government broke into discussions to consider both positions on the minimum wage.
As at the time of filling this report, both groups are still in breakout sessions.
The organised labour is demanding 29 per cent salary increase for officers on salary level 07 to 14 and 24 per cent adjustment for officers on salary grade level 15 to 17 .
The government, however, presented a proposal of 11 per cent salary increase for officers on grade level 07 to14 and 6.5 per cent adjustment for workers of grade level 15 to 17.