Minimum Wage: Labour rejects FG's N48,000 offer

According to report, On Wednesday, the organized labor representatives walked out of the minimum wage committee meeting with the Federal Government after being offered a new wage of N48,000. This occurred after labor unions, including the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), demanded a new minimum wage of N615,000 and set a deadline of May 31 for the government to finalize negotiations on a new living wage.

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The Tripartite Committee on the New National Minimum Wage had resumed negotiations when the conflict arose. Representatives from the labor unions were reportedly outraged by the government's proposal. Professor Theophilus Ndubuaku, a representative of the NLC, expressed their dissatisfaction to Vanguard, stating, "We asked whether the N48,000 is for transport, food, clothing, housing, or for what. So we just told them that since they are not serious, we better just leave, so we stormed out of the place."

Ndubuaku mentioned that the government's offer was delivered by the Permanent Secretary from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.


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