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  • Updated: June 25, 2024

[BREAKING] Minimum wage: Labour to hold emergency meeting over FEC’s decision

[BREAKING] Minimum wage: Labour to hold emergency meeting ov

The organized labour unions in Nigeria, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, have called for an emergency meeting in response to the Federal Executive Council's (FEC) decision to defer discussions on the new minimum wage.

The meeting is scheduled for 10am on Wednesday at the NLC Headquarters, as reported by Daily Trust.

This call to action follows the announcement by Mohammed Idris, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, who stated that, during the FEC meeting on Tuesday, all 39 items on the agenda were addressed except the proposal regarding the minimum wage.

This decision to postpone the memo on the minimum wage has prompted immediate concern among the labour unions.

The NLC and TUC are expected to strategize on their next steps to address the delay and to ensure that the issue of fair wage adjustment remains a priority on the government's agenda.

The organized labour has been advocating for a review of the minimum wage to reflect current economic realities and to provide workers with a livable income amid rising inflation and cost of living pressures.

As the labour unions prepare to meet, the outcome could potentially influence future negotiations with the government regarding wage policies and workers' welfare.

Idris said FEC could not decide on it because it involves local government, states, FG, organised private sector and labour unions.

He said the memo on the new minimum wage was stepped down so that the President, Bola Tinubu could consult widely before a final submission is made to the National Assembly.

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