"We Will not accept N100,000 minimum wage" Labour says

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
 -The organised labour has said there is no way it would accept N100, 000 as minimum wage.

This is as the 37-member Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage on Monday, June 10, submitted its report to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu after about five months of sittings.

The organised Labour had gone on strike on Monday, June 3, but suspended it for a week on Tuesday, June 4,  after the federal government pleaded for negotiation.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume, then summoned labour leaders to an emergency meeting after the strike.

At the end of the meeting, it was disclosed that representatives of the federal government and the private sector in the tripartite committee for the negotiation of a new minimum wage proposed N62, 000, while the organised labour scaled down from N494, 000 to N250, 000.

Speaking on Monday, June 10, President of NLC, Joe Ajaero, said there will be no protest or industrial action for now over the new minimum wage. 

 Ajaero revealed this in an interview with selected journalists in Geneva, Switzerland, during the ongoing International Labour Conference.

He said reports of the tripartite committee had been submitted to President Tinubu. 

He added that the organised labour could not embark on strike on Tuesday, June 11, because they would have to wait for the president to consider the figures submitted by the tripartite committee on minimum wage before further action could be taken. 

Ajaero said: “The tripartite committee submitted two figures to the president. Government and employers proposed N62, 000 while labour proposed N250, 000. We are waiting for the decision of the president. 

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