BREAKING NEWS: Minimum Wage: We won’t accept N100,000 – Labour warns Tinubu

Organized labor has stated that it will not accept the N100,000 minimum wage proposal by the federal government after rejecting the proposed N62,000 for workers...READ THE FULL STORY HERE▶▶▶

This decision comes after the 37-member Tripartite Committee set up by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu proposed a N62,000 minimum wage for workers.

Representatives of the federal government and the private sector in the tripartite committee for the negotiation of a new minimum wage proposed N62,000, while organized labor scaled down from N494,000 to N250,000.

Joe Ajaero, the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), informed selected journalists in Geneva, Switzerland, during the ongoing International Labour Conference that they will not embark on the planned Tuesday strike action until the President responds to the new wage proposal.

“The tripartite committee submitted two figures to the president. The government and employers proposed N62,000, while labor proposed N250,000. We are waiting for the president’s decision.

“Our National Executive Council (NEC) will deliberate on the new figure when it is released. We cannot declare a strike now because the figures are with the president. We will wait for the president’s decision.

“During the tenure of the immediate-past president (Buhari), the figure proposed to him was N27,000 by the tripartite committee, but he increased it to N30,000.

“We are hopeful that this president will do the right thing. The president has noted that the difference between N62,000 and N250,000 is a wide gulf,” Ajaero told journalists during the interview.

Ajaero also criticized the state governors under the umbrella body of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum for rejecting the N62,000 minimum wage proposal.

He said, “How can any governor say he cannot pay? They cannot also be calling for the decentralization of the minimum wage. Are their wages decentralized?..ĊONTINUE.THE FULL R£ĄÐING.>’.

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