Labour yesterday walked out of the national minimum wage talks after the Federal Government proposed N48,000 per month.
It said the offer amounted to a salary reduction and nowhere near a living wage.

Labour insisted the sum does not even come close to the N77,000 that federal-level workers currently take home, which includes N30,000 as mandated by law, N12,000 peculiar allowance and N35,000 wage award.

The government’s position was presented to Labour at a virtual meeting of the tripartite committee on the new minimum wage.

In protest, the two labour centres – the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) – foisted a deadlock.

Vice President Kashim Shettima on January 30 inaugurated the 37-member tripartite committee on new minimum wage.

The committee comprises representatives of the federal and state governments, the private sector, and Labour.

May 16, 2024

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