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Labour Draws Battle Line, Vows to Reject ₦100,000 Minimum Wage

Labour Draws Battle Line, Vows to Reject ₦100,000 Minimum Wage
Labour Draws Battle Line, Vows to Reject ₦100,000 Minimum Wage

TOUCHAHEART – The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has vowed to reject any minimum wage proposal below ₦250,000, describing such offers as “starvation wages”.

The Assistant General Secretary, Chris Onyeka, emphasized that labour won’t accept ₦62,000 or ₦100,000, insisting that the current demand is ₦250,000.

The Demand for a Living Wage

The NLC and TUC are demanding a new minimum wage and reversal of the electricity tariff hike, citing the current minimum wage of ₦30,000 as inadequate for the well-being of an average Nigerian worker.

After weeks of failed talks, labour embarked on a nationwide strike, which was suspended for five days after signing a commitment with the Federal Government to resume negotiations.

READ MORE: BREAKING: Labour Declares Indefinite Strike Over Minimum Wage

Government’s Offer and Labour’s Response

The government offered ₦62,000, which labour rejected, insisting on ₦250,000.

The one-week grace period expires on Tuesday, June 11, and labour will meet to decide on strike resumption if their demands aren’t met.

The Federal Government and National Assembly must act on workers’ demands or face the resumption of the nationwide industrial action.

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