Minimum Wage: Don’t come and be adding N1,N2 – TUC warns FG

NLC and TUc labour strike

The Trade Union Congress, TUC, is adamant about refusing the slight increase in the N60,000 new minimum wage offered by the Nigerian government.

This stance was confirmed by TUC President Festus Osifo during an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today show on Tuesday.

According to Osifo: “We also told them that it’s not that we’d get to the table and you start adding N1, N2, N3,000 as you were doing and we got some good guarantees here and there that they would do something good.”

TUC and the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, announced an indefinite strike on Monday in protest of the current wage situation for workers.

While the organised labour demanded N494,000, the Nigerian government only put forward N60,000 as their proposal.

Following discussions between the government and the labour unions, the strike was eventually called off.

President Bola Tinubu instructed Finance Minister Wale Edun to provide details on the financial impact of a potential new minimum wage within 48 hours.

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