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Onyejeocha: Tinubu’s Commitment to Implementing MOU with Labour Still Strong

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Reacting to the strike threats by organised Labour, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, reaffirmed the government’s dedication to implementing the sixteen-point agreement aimed at alleviating the impact of subsidy removal on workers.

Following the removal of subsidy by the government, Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress issued a 14-day ultimatum, demanding that the government meet their agreed-upon demands.

In response, Onyejeocha assured that the government remained fully committed to fulfilling its obligations to workers and the less privileged in Nigeria.

Emphasizing the government’s commitment to the complete implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Organized Labour, Onyejeocha stressed that their commitment is steadfast.

Addressing concerns about the challenges faced by Nigerian workers, she stated, “This government acknowledges the challenges faced by Nigerians and has demonstrated sincerity in its ongoing negotiations with the trade unions.”

She also underscored the government’s commitment to maintaining open and constructive communication with organised labour to foster positive labour relations and ensure a supportive working environment for all workers.

Regarding the N35,000 wage award agreed upon between the government and organised labour, Onyejeocha confirmed that the implementation is underway and that the Ministry is actively addressing complaints regarding non-implementation in some public sector organizations as well as the private sector to ensure compliance across all sectors.

She further noted successful mediation between various parties to resolve issues, demonstrating the government’s proactive approach to labour-related concerns.

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