JUST IN: NLC and TUC kick after Tinubu's government offers to pay N48000 as new minimum wage

The Organised Labour comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Commerce Union Congress (TUC) has rejected the ₦62,000 provide by the federal authorities and proposals by some people and economists of ₦100,000.

The labour unions say it stands by its demand for a minimal wage of ₦250,000.

Chris Onyeka, Assistant Common Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), gave the replace on Channels Tv’s The Morning Transient present, on Monday, June 10, 2024.

In response to him, Labour is not going to settle for any “hunger wage” beneath ₦250,000.

Onyeka mentioned that the present minimal wage of ₦30,000 can now not cater to the well-being of a median Nigerian employee, citing the excessive price of dwelling and the necessity for a dwelling wage.

Onyeka mentioned, “We’ve by no means thought of accepting ₦62,000 or every other wage that we all know is beneath what we all know is ready to take Nigerian employees house. We is not going to negotiate a hunger wage.

“We’ve by no means contemplated ₦100,000 not to mention of ₦62,000. We’re nonetheless at ₦250,000, that’s the place we’re, and that’s what we thought of sufficient concession to the federal government and the opposite social companions on this specific scenario. We’re not simply pushed by frivolities however the realities of the market place; realities of issues we purchase daily: bag of rice, yam, garri, and all of that.”

The additional up to date that the one-week grace interval given to the Federal Authorities to fulfill Labour’s calls for expires on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. In response to him, if the federal government fails to behave, Labour will meet to resolve on the resumption of the nationwide industrial motion.

“The Federal Authorities and the Nationwide Meeting have the decision now. It’s not our name. Our demand is there for them (the federal government) to have a look at and ship an Government Invoice to the Nationwide Meeting, and for the Nationwide Meeting to have a look at what now we have demanded, the varied reality of the legislation, after which give you a Nationwide Minimal Act that meets our calls for,” he mentioned.

Onyeka warned that if the federal government insists on ₦62,000, Labour will resume the strike, which was relaxed final week.

Recall that Labour declared an indefinite industrial motion on June 3, 2024, however relaxed