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Labour rejects FG’s N48, 000 minimum wage proposal


The N48,000 proposed by the Federal Government as minimum wage for public service workers has been rejected by organized labour.

This was presented to labour at the resumed tripartite committee meeting on Wednesday, May 15, but the union’s leaders walked out in protest.

In a joint statement read to reporters by President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero and Deputy President of the TUC, Comrade Tommy Okon, the two labour centres said the wage proposal by the government was “not just a mockery but an insult to workers dignity.”

They claimed that President Bola Tinubu-led government is not serious about giving workers a living wage. The statement read;

“What the government has presented to us is wage reduction. This government is not serious about giving workers a living wage.”

The NLC and TUC have in recent weeks, proposed N615,000 as minimum wage, citing the high cost of living as the yardstick for the proposal.

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