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  • Updated: May 22, 2024

BREAKING: Organised labour proposes new minimum wage to FG

BREAKING: Organised labour proposes new minimum wage to FG

Organised Labour has lowered its demand for a new national minimum wage from N615,000 to N500,000.

Allnews.ng gathered that on Wednesday during the ongoing Tripartite Committee on the National Minimum Wage meeting in Abuja, labour unions presented their fresh proposal.

According to a source who attended the meeting and spoke with Vanguard, the labour leaders lowered their expectations to hasten the discussion of a new national minimum wage.

Additionally, he disclosed that the government team remains firm on the N54,000 offer, citing funds' non-availability and the private sector's incapacity to pay.

The source further stated that the private sector has increased their offer to N57,000 from N54,000 by an additional N3,000.

He said, “Labour has been requested to shift in response to the Government. They complied and came down to N500,000.

“The Government has agreed that NLC is using evidence-based presentation. But they argue that eight states are not paying or not fully implementing the 2019 minimum wage.

“The Government is talking of non-availability of funds. They are also talking about the inability of the private sector to pay.”

The source also said that the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, was present at the meeting.

He added: ”The Imo State Governor has stepped in. He is not a member of the committee but it is good that there is at least a governor, as the six governors in the committee have been regularly absent.”

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