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NLC, TUC Reject FG’s Fresh Proposal On New Minimum Wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and its Trade Union Congress, TUC Counterpart have rejected the N54,000 proposed by the federal government as new minimum wage.

FG had in a meeting with Labour proposed on Tuesday 21st May, 2024, N54,000 as against its earlier N48,000 offer.

However, a reliable source at the meeting said that the Organised Labour refused the new proposal, as it is a far cry from the N615,000 proposed by both the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

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According to the source, the meeting which held behind closed doors at the Nicon luxury hotel in Abuja on Tuesday has been adjourned to Wednesday, May 22 to continue with negotiations.

The Organised Labour comprising the NLC and the TUC had on Tuesday given the Federal Government up till the end of May to conclude negotiations for a new minimum wage.

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The unions also directed their members in states that are owing the N30,000 minimum wage to gear up for industrial action.

Recall that With the cost of living rising following the removal of fuel subsidy, calls for a new minimum wage have continued to make headlines in Nigeria.

Ajaero and labour leaders gave the Federal Government a May 31 deadline to meet their demands.

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