BREAKING: Labour rejects FG’s fresh minimum wage offer

NLC and TUc labour strike

Multiple sources has reported the rejection of a recent minimum wage proposal by the Nigerian Government by the Organised Labour, which consists of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC.

The Federal Government’s offer of N60,000 as the new minimum wage was turned down, with Labour adjusting their proposal from N497,000 to N494,000.

According to information from Channels Television, a key member of the Tripartite Committee involved in negotiating a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers disclosed that the Federal Government and the Organised Private Sector suggested a N60,000 monthly minimum wage, up from the N57,000 proposed the previous week during the committee’s negotiation sessions.

The government’s initial proposals of N48,000 and N54,000 were also dismissed by Organised Labour.

Despite Labour presenting N615,000 as the desired new minimum wage, they decided to lower their demand to N497,000 and subsequently to N494,000 last Tuesday.

As the deadline of May 31 set by the labour unions approaches, the Tripartite Committee has not yet reached an agreement on the new minimum wage.

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