NLC, TUC insist on N250,000 new minimum wage


…To meet Tinubu next week The meeting between President Bola Tinubu and the Organised Labour yesterday over the new minimum wage was adjourned to next week, after about one-hour discussions at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The leadership of the Organised Labour led by the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero, and the President of the Trade Union Congress, (TUC), Comrade Festus Osifo, arrived at the State House about 2 pm, and went straight to the President’s office. Recall that the Tripartite Committee on the New National…

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New Minimum Wage: Tinubu to meet with Organised labour today

Tinubu & Labour

President Bola Tinubu is scheduled to meet with the Organised Labour in Abuja today, Thursday, to further discussions on a new minimum wage for workers in Nigeria. According to a top labour source, who spoke to newsmen yesterday, the President invited the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to the meeting, which is expected to be held at the Aso Villa, in the nation’s capital. The President is expected to make a decision on the ₦62,000 proposal of the government and private sector side;…

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June 12 address: “I risked my life for democracy” – Tinubu

Tinunu on June 12

…No agreement on new minimum wage yet” – NLC President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said he was among those who took the risk to midwife the birth of democracy in the country. Tinubu, who stated this while addressing Nigerians in a nationwide broadcast yesterday, as part of programmes to mark the 2024 Democracy Day, added that he is now a direct and obvious beneficiary of the fruits of those historic efforts. The President noted that the Federal Government and Organised Labour engaged in constructive negotiation on the new minimum wage.…

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Minimum Wage: “We are not going on strike” – NLC

Ajaero Tinubu

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, has declared that Organised Labour would not go on strike tomorrow regarding the current new minimum wage dispute with the Government. The NLC president made the decision known while speaking yesterday at the International Labour Conference taking place in Geneva, Switzerland. ​Giving the reason for the decision, Ajaero said Labour would not go on strike yet because the figures are currently on the table of President Bola Tinubu and a feedback is being expected.​Citing examples of previous administrations, Ajaero said it…

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Electricity Tariff Hike: NLC expresses disappointment over FG’s silence

Electricity Tariff Hike

The Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) has expressed disappointment at the Federal Government’s lack of response to the April 3 electricity tariff increase. This sentiment was shared in an official statement issued after the NLC’s National Executive Council meeting, during which they reportedly decided to postpone their indefinite strike for one week. Despite the Government’s agreement to raise the minimum wage to a figure higher than N60,000 during a meeting with Organised Labour on Monday, there has been no mention of addressing the NLC’s second demand, which is the reversal of…

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NLC: Stemming strike through wage parity 

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has a long history of advocating for wage increases and improved working conditions for Nigerian workers. The NLC is currently on a nationwide strike in agitation for wage increase to address the impact of inflation, rising living costs, rise in electricity tariff and economic challenges facing Nigerian workers. To address these problems government should consider wage parity among all federal government owned institutions since salaries are being paid from the same source (Federation account). Wage parity refers to the principle of ensuring that individuals receive…

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Minimum wage: NANS backs NLC, urges FG to accept Labour’s demands


The National Association of Nigerian Students, (NANS), has expressed its support for the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), and the Trade Union Congress, (TUC), in their demand for an increase in the national minimum wage. Recall that on Friday, the NLC announced an indefinite nationwide strike set to commence on Monday, June 3, 2024, citing the Federal Government’s refusal to raise the proposed minimum wage above N60,000. NLC President, Joe Ajaero, stated that the strike follows unsuccessful negotiations between the Government and Organised Labour. Despite the Government’s final offer of N60,000,…

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NUPENG, electricity, maritime  workers mobilise for planned Monday’s strike

Nationwide strike

…Sea ports to be shut The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has directed its members to comply with the directive of the two labour centres to begin an indefinite nationwide strike on Monday. NUPENG’s General Secretary, Afolabi Olawale, in an issued statement yesterday, said the union was committed to ensuring total compliance with the directive. Recall that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) declared an indefinite nationwide strike to begin on Monday, to express their grievances over the proposed new…

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Organised Labour declares nationwide strike from Monday

Organised Labour

Members of the Organised Labour, comprising the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Uniin Congress (TUC), have declared to embark on an indefinite strike over the Federal Government’s refusal to raise the minimum wage from N60,000. NLC president, Joe Ajaero, who disclosed this yesterday, during a press conference in Labour House, Abuja, said the strike begins by the midnight of Sunday, June 2. Ajaero, who was flanked by the TUC President, Festus Osifo, including other Labour leaders at the briefing, called on Nigerians to rise defend their interest over…

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Minimum wage: “We won’t go below N100,000” – NLC, TUC insist, as deadline nears


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) have both agreed not to succumb to the Federal Government’s N57,000 minimum wage proposal. The union leaders, however, insisted — as of the time of this report — not to accept any offer below N100,000. They described FG’s negotiation moves from N48,000 to N57,000 as ‘unserious’. Meanwhile, the National Economic Council is expected to meet Monday to continue negotiations. The Federal Government had earlier proposed N54,000 as minimum wage out of the 497,000 demand of the labour unions. The organised…

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