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Tinubu Invites Labour Leaders To Presidential Villa On Thursday For Minimum Wage Talks

President Bola Tinubu is expected to meet with members of the organised labour on Thursday to resolve issues delaying the approval of a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers, THISDAY learnt on Wednesday.

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A top member of the labour union told journalists that the president has invited the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to the meeting expected to be held at the Presidential Villa.

The source said Tinubu was expected to further consult with the leadership of the two labour centers on the N62,000 proposal of the government and private sector and the N250,000 being demanded by labour.

According to the source, Tinubu would be weighing in on how to reach a common ground with labour.

The meeting is coming almost a month after the president promised in his Democracy Day speech on June 12, 2024, that an Executive Bill on the new national minimum wage for workers would soon be sent to the National Assembly for passage.

Meanwhile, the President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero has decried the suffering and neglect that retired workers are subjected to in the country.

Ajaero who spoke at the 2024 National Pre-retirement Summit held in Abuja on Wednesday called for a return to the old pension scheme.

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