The ongoing negotiations by the presidency and the organized labour of the adjustment of the new wage for workers earning N30,000 monthly and above has again deadlocked.
The second day of the negotiations which began on Wednesday evening ended in the early hours of today without any agreement on the percentage of the adjustment of the new wage.
Federal government and organized labour negotiators are expected to resume talks by 7 pm in Abuja
During the overnight negotiations, it is gathered that the federal government offered substantial concession from its earlier position, to prevent a strike threatened by the labour.
But labour leaders regard the federal government’s concession as still below their expectation
Labour and employment minister, Chris Ngige addressing newsmen this morning says they agreed to adjourn to allow a joint committee to work out adjustment for the 12 wage structures.
President of Nigeria labour congress, Ayuba Wabba who joined the negotiations on Wednesday night says major progress was made in the talks
Wabba, however, says the outcome of the talks will determine whether there will be a nationwide strike or not.
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