Labour Union Rejects FG's N48,000 Minimum Wage Proposal

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The Nigeria Coat of Arms and the NLC logoNews Agency of Nigeria

The organised labour, made up of the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress, has exited the ongoing minimum wage negotiations after deeming the government and the Organised Private Sector's offers of N48,000 and N54,000 as "ridiculous."

In the meeting, a source who is a leader of the TUC mentioned that the government failed to present any data to support its proposal. In contrast, OPS stated that none of its members earns less than N78,000.

The TUC source stated, "Labour presented first, and we stuck to our N615,000 proposal, while the OPS presented N54,000." Later the government came and proposed N48,000. There was no iota of seriousness. There was no data to back it up and that was the moment we walked out. When they are ready to be serious, they will call us.”

NLC has called for an emergency press briefing to be held.

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