The Federal Government, on Thursday, told the National Industrial Court, NIC, sitting in Abuja that negotiations are still ongoing with regards to the proposed N30, 000.00 new minimum wage.
FG made the disclosure on a day both the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, shunned the legal action that resulted to the ex-parte order that stopped them from embarking on a nationwide industrial action to protest the non-implementation of the new minimum wage for workers.
It will be recalled that the NIC had in a ruling that was delivered by Justice Sanusi Kado on November 2, ordered the labour unions to suspend the planned strike action, pending the determination of a suit FG lodged before it.
The court said the preservative injunction was to avert devastating effect the strike would have on the nation, the economy and the hardship it would occassion for Nigerians at large.
Justice Kado specifically barred the NLC, the TUC and the Incorporated Trustees of the Nigerian Governors Forum, who were listed as 1st, 2nd and 3rd Defendants in the matter, respectively, fom taking steps capable of destroying the ‘Res’ (subject matter) of the case before him.