BREAKING: NLC, FG’s Meeting Ends in Deadlock As Labour Rejects Tinubu’s N48,000 Minimum Wage Offer

  • The federal government and the organosed labour are still in talks over an increment of the minimum wage for workers in Nigeria
  • While Joe Ajaero’s led NLC insisted on a N615,000 new minimum wage, Tinubu’s government has offered workers N48,000
  • In a swift reaction, organised labour rejected the federal government’s offer as their Wednesday meeting ended in deadlock, describing Tinubu’s government as “unserious”

TheTalk.NG journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

On Wednesday, May 15, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) Organized labour and its Trade Union Counterpart (TUC) stormed out of the minimum wage committee meeting with the federal government over the latter’s offer of N48,000 new wage.

Labour fumes over Tinubu’s offer

Recall that the organized labour had made a demand of N615,000 as the new minimum wage and had given the government up till May 31 to conclude negotiations on new living wage.

The Tripartite Committee on New National Minimum Wage resumed negotiations on Wednesday.

As reported by Vanguard, the representatives of the organized labour comprising the NLC and the TUC, were enraged over the government offer.

Speaking on the development, Professor Theophilus Ndubuaku, who is one of the representatives of the NLC disclosed that Prsident Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s led government is unserious over the plight of Nigerian workers.

He stated thus:

“We asked whether the N45,000 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.”

He said that the government offer was presented to them by the Permanent Secretary, Secretary to the Government of the Federation Office.

Source: TheTalk.NG


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