Tripartite Discussions On National Minimum Wage Negotiation Should Commence Immediately – NECA
The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) has called for urgent government intervention, to stop the organised labour from embarking on its planned action.
The Director-General NECA, Mr Adewale-Smatt Oyerinde, in an interview in Lagos, warned that planned action by the organised labour is not in the interest of the nation, especially now that the economy and businesses are struggling.
Mr Oyerinde said the genuine concerns of the NLC were understandable and the agitation expected, but the plan to protest would also not bring about any positive resolution
The NECA chief called for more transparency and communication to intensify talks with labour in order to reach consensus.
Mr. Oyerinde said the tripartite discussions on national minimum wage negotiation should commence immediately, in line with the International Labour Organisation Convention 131 on Minimum Wage Fixing.
While saying that NECA will continue to champion social dialogue as the principal means of resolving industrial disputes, he urged stakeholders, including government, to demonstrate responsibility and good faith in engagements with stakeholders, given the fragile economic circumstances.