Organised Labour demands N615,000 as minimum wage in fresh proposal

Organised Labour

Organised Labour, comprising the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), has submitted a fresh proposal to the Federal Government, demanding N615,000 as the new minimum wage for workers in the country. According to a source, who is  a member of one of the sub-committees set up by the Government to work on getting a new minimum wage for the country, said the new wage of N615,000 monthly was reached after consultations by the NLC and TUC. However, the source reportedly hinted that the wage might still increase,…

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Minimum Wage: TUC asks FG to pay FAAC allocations of defaulting States to workers

…Says current minimum wage of N30, 000 unsustainable The Trade Union Congress, (TUC), has asked the Federal Government to pay the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) allocations of defaulting States to workers. TUC President, Festus Osifo, who stated this in an interview during a television programme, said the union is designing a clause in the framing of a new minimum wage that will sanction state governments who fail to pay the revised minimum wage when approved. He said, “We are designing a system as part of this new minimum wage…

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Tinubu set to announce new minimum wage

Indications have emerged that President Bola Tinubu may announce the new minimum wage on May 1, in commemoration of the International Labour Day and backdate its implementation to April. It was gathered that the National Minimum Wage Committee was working to ensure that all negotiations regarding the new rate were finalised before then, with the expectation that the President would announce the new minimum wage in his Workers’ Day address. A member of the committee, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the issue, said,…

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‘NLC yet to determine new minimum wage’ – Ajaero

The Nigerian Labour Congress, (NLC), has distanced itself from the N500, 000 being canvassed as the new minimum wage, saying it has yet to adopt a position on an amount to be presented to the tripartite committee on the new minimum wage for workers. The NLC president, Joe Ajaero, disclosed this yesterday, in an interview with newsmen in Yola, the Adamawa State capital. Speaking at the sidelines of the North-East zonal public hearing by the tripartite committee on national wage, Ajaero noted that the N500, 000 and N700, 000 being…

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“Restore N35,000 wage award, pay December salaries” – Civil servants urge FG

As the world celebrated Christmas yesterday, some Nigerian civil servants have urged the Federal Government to pay arrears of the N35,000 wage award it promised workers. The civil servants, who spoke to newsmen in separate interviews, also advised the Federal Government to always endeavour to pay their December salaries before Christmas. Recall that President Bola Tinubu had shortly after announcing the removal of petrol subsidy, promised to give N35,000 wage award to Federal Government workers. The idea, according to the President, was to help the workers cushion transport costs amid…

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Jubilation, as FG commences payment of N35, 000 wage award

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration has commenced payment of the N35, 000 wage award to federal civil servants, under the Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure. According to reports, some civil servants confirmed that they started receiving credit alerts on Tuesday, October 31. A civil servant, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: “Yes, I did receive it. I saw the alert about 15 minutes ago. I think it is for September because the alert indicated September.” Another civil servant also said: “Yes, I have seen mine too, but we are expecting…

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“N25, 000 low-grade workers’ wage increase not enough” – CDCs, groups tell Tinubu

Leaders of Community Development Committees (CDCs), rights groups, politicians and other Nigerians have reacted to the subsidy palliative and economic intervention plans announced by President Bola Tinubu yesterday. Recall that in his Independence Day nationwide broadcast on October 1, President Tinubu announced a monthly wage increase of N25, 000 for average low-grade workers for the next six months as subsidy palliative allowance. The president also emphasised other plans of his administration to stabilize the country’s economy, direct fiscal and monetary policy to fight inflation, encourage production, ensure security of lives…

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Akpabio assures Nigerians FG will raise minimum wage

Mindful of the impact of removal of fuel subsidy on Nigerians, the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio has reassured the citizens of the country that the Federal Government will review workers’ pay upwards to cushion the effect of the hike in the price of PMS, a.k.a petrol.   He made this known on Tuesday, while hosting Ekiti State Governor, Abiodun Oyebanji, and members of the state House of Assembly in his office at the National Assembly complex, Abuja. While addressing the delegation, Akpabio told Nigerians that the Tinubu-led government was aware of…

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‘Minimum wage need review to reflect realities’ ― Tinubu

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said that the national minimum wage needs a review to reflect realities, assuring that improved livelihood for Nigerians remains a top priority of his administration, with more people-focused economic policies. He, therefore, advised that the national and sub-national governments should work together on the issue, which, according to him, already requires “soul searching.’’ The President made these declarations yesterday, when he received members of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) led by the Chairman, Hope Uzodinma, Governor of Imo State, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Tinubu…

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‘Nigeria’s minimum wage grossly inadequate, can’t meet basic nutritional needs of an adult’ – Report

Nigeria’s minimum wage cannot cater for the minimum nutritional needs of one adult person in a month, a new report by an international e-commerce company, Picodi, has found. The Picodi report, published yesterday, said the value of basic food products for the healthy living of an adult in a month, at the beginning of 2022, stood at N40,980, higher than the N30,000 minimum wage in Nigeria. This represents a 15.89% increase when compared to the beginning of 2021. The researchers compared the monthly minimum wage for full-time work in January…

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