May 19, 2024
Labour Makes N615,000 Minimum Wage Demand
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Labour Makes N615,000 Minimum Wage Demand

The Labour Unions have demanded N615,000 as the new minimum wage for workers.

The jointly agreed figure of N615,000 monthly was reached after consultations between the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, which proposed N794,000, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, which proposed N447,000 per month.

The labour unions, while noting that not all governors are paying the current wage award which will expire by April, five years after the Minimum Wage Act of 2019 was signed by former President Muhammadu Buhari, say the current minimum wage of N30,000 can no longer cater for the wellbeing of an average Nigerian worker.

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In January, the Federal Government inaugurated a 37-man Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage with a mandate to recommend a new National Minimum Wage for the country.

The unions also noted that state governors can afford to pay every public servant because they now get more monthly revenue allocation by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC.

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