RIDICULOUS OFFER: Nigerian Labor Unions Dismiss Government’s Minimum Wage Offer of N48,000

RIDICULOUS OFFER: Nigerian Labor Unions Dismiss Government's Minimum Wage Offer of N48,000
RIDICULOUS OFFER: Nigerian Labor Unions Dismiss Government's Minimum Wage Offer of N48,000

The collective body of labor unions in Nigeria, which includes the Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), has firmly rejected the government’s proposed N48,000 minimum wage, as well as the N54,000 suggested by the Organized Private Sector (OPS), referring to them as “unacceptable sums.”

Tensions ran high in the latest wage negotiation meeting as labor representatives walked out in frustration over the offers, which fall significantly short of their N615,000 minimum wage demand.

The Tripartite Committee on the New National Minimum Wage gathered again on Wednesday, May 15, to deliberate on these critical wage issues.

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A TUC representative voiced their disillusionment, remarking, “We opened with our stance on the N615,000 minimum wage proposal, followed by the OPS’s recommendation of N54,000.

“The government then proposed N48,000 which showed a lack of serious intention, lacking supportive data, prompting our exit from the discussion. We will return to the table when there’s a genuine offer.”

In response to the statement, the NLC has announced plans for an urgent media briefing to discuss the ongoing wage challenges impacting workers from a broad array of sectors within the nation.

More details on this story will be provided as it unfolds…

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