Labour Unions Reject Proposed N48,000 Minimum Wage by FG

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and the Trade Union Congress, TUC has rejected the proposed N48,000 minimum wage proposed by the Federal Government stating that it falls short to meeting the sensibilities and aspirations of Nigerians.

In a statement signed by the NLC Chairman Comrade Joe Ajaero Esq. and Deputy Chairman TUC Comrade Tommy Etim Okon PhD, it stated that there’s lack of transparency in the part of government and there’s no data to substantiate their offer.

They opined that accepting the N48,000 minimum wage reduces the wages of Federal workers in the country who are already receiving N30,000 minimum wage, N12,000 peculiar allowance and the N35,000 wage award.

It stated that it chose to walk out of the negotiation as it continues to advocate for the rights and interest of Nigerian workers in the country.

However, it urged the Federal government to be transparent in its negotiations and reflect on the value of the Nigerian workers.

On April 14, organised Labour demanded N615,000 as the new minimum wage for workers due to the growing economic crisis in the country.

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