Labour unions rejects FG’s N48,000 minimum wage proposal, pulls of meeting with FG

The Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress withdrew from the ongoing minimum wage negotiations after the government and the Organised Private Sector offered “ridiculous offers” of N48,000 and N54,000, respectively.

According to a TUC representative present at the meeting, while the government did not provide any evidence to support its proposal, unlike Organised Labour, OPS stated that none of its members earn less than N78,000.

The TUC source said, “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.”

NLC has since called for an emergency press briefing.

Details later…

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