Federal Government and organised labour unions in the country have finally reached an agreement on the transmission of an executive bill of a new Minimum Wage by the Federal Government to the National Assembly after three days of meetings.
The agreement came on a day that labour unions staged a protest rally all over the country over the transmission of the bill to National Assembly by the Federal Government. Unlike other meetings , the Tuesday meeting lasted fewer hours.
However, president of Trade Union Congress, Kaigama Bobboi, warned that if the Federal Government reneged on the date it promised to transmit the bill to National Assembly, labour would take action without any warning.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, who presided over the meeting at his ministry, said the Federal Government would send the bill to National Assembly on January 23, after members of the National Assembly must have resumed from their recess. He added that necessary meetings on the part of the Federal Government would be held next week to ensure the timeline was met.