Labour rejects FG’s 60,000 fresh minimum wage proposal

In the latest development of the ongoing minimum wage negotiations in Nigeria, the labor union has declined the federal government’s offer of a 60,000 naira monthly minimum wage. This marks the fourth proposal presented to the union within the past two weeks as discussions have resumed.

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A member of the Tripartite Committee overseeing the minimum wage negotiations revealed that the government had proposed a 57,000 naira minimum wage, but the labor leaders rejected this offer as well.

The Organized Labour group had previously demanded a 615,000 naira minimum wage, but lowered their ask to 497,000 naira last week and then 494,000 naira on Tuesday.

With just three days remaining before the May 31 deadline, there are growing concerns that the Tripartite Committee has yet to reach an agreement on a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers. The continued impasse between the government and labor union raises the possibility of industrial action if a compromise is not found soon.

Both sides appear to remain far apart on the appropriate minimum wage level, suggesting challenging negotiations lie ahead to meet the fast-approaching deadline. Workers across the country will be watching closely to see if their wages will finally see a substantial increase after years without a raise

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