Labour Unions Reject FG’s N48,000 Minimum Wage Offer

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) have strongly opposed the government’s N48,000 minimum salary and the Organised Private Sector’s (OPS) N54,000 minimum pay as “ridiculous offers.”

These proposals clearly irritated Organised Labour representatives, who left the discussions.

This response was due to the suggested amounts falling short of the labor unions’ N615,000 minimum wage proposal.

The Tripartite Committee on New National Minimum Wage met on Wednesday, May 15 to discuss these problems.

A source from TUC expressed disappointment, stating, “Labour presented first and we stood on our N615,000 proposal after which 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.”

The NLC has called for an emergency press conference to discuss pay disparities across industries.

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