Labour Makes N615,000 Minimum Wage Demand.

Labour Makes N615,000 Minimum Wage Demand.

Organised labour, comprising the Nigerian Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress, are demanding N615,000 as the new minimum wage for workers in the country.

Executive of organised labour, who did not want to be named said, the new wage of N615,000 monthly was reached after consultations by the NLC and TUC, while, a member of one of the sub-committees set up by the government to work on getting a new minimum wage for the country, said the wage might still increase, following the recent hike in electricity tariff.

This is coming after, President Bola Tinubu, through Vice President Kashim Shettima, had on January 30, set up a 37-member panel at the Council Chamber of the State House in Abuja, with its membership cutting across federal and state governments, the private sector, and organised labour, the panel was tasked with recommending a new national minimum wage.

At the inaugural meeting of the panel, Shettima urged members to ‘speedily’ arrive at a resolution, and submit their reports early as the current N30,000 minimum wage expired at the end of March 2024.

However, labour leaders said, the NLC and TUC had pegged the new wage at N615,000 tentatively.







Comments :
    There are no comments yet. Why not be the first to comment?
Leave A Comment :

Subscribe to our newsletters

Sign up and receive the latest tips via email.

Theme Option