Labour leaders arrived at the Secretary to the Government of the Federation’s office on Monday for a crucial closed-door meeting with government representatives. The meeting comes amid a nationwide indefinite strike sparked by the Federal Government’s refusal to raise the proposed minimum wage from N60,000.

As the nation braces for the strike, which began at midnight on June 2, 2024, the atmosphere is tense. Unions have shut down workplaces in compliance with directives from the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC).

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Despite ongoing negotiations, the government’s revised offer of N60,000 was rejected by labour leaders, who are demanding a minimum wage of N494,000. Talks had previously broken down on Tuesday, failing to meet the May 31 ultimatum for wage negotiations.

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The outcome of today’s meeting remains uncertain as both sides seek a resolution to the escalating dispute. Further details are expected to emerge following the discussions.