Minimum Wages: Organised Labour Tables N615,000, Gives Reason for Possible Increment

Minimum Wages: Organised Labour Tables N615,000, Gives Reason for Possible Increment

Minimum Wages: Organised Labour Tables N615,000, Gives Reason for Possible Increment

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The and TUC have demanded N615,000 as the for workers from the A reliable and credible source disclosed that this has been made known to the , and it could be increased as a result of the hike in electricityThis is coming three months after President Bola , through Vice President Kashim Shettima constituted a panel to design for the country

Organised labour under the umbrella of the Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has tabled N615,000 as the minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

According to The Punch, this was disclosed by a reliable source who is a labour union executive and spoke on the condition of anonymity. The source added that the new minimum wage was reached following consultations by the TUC and the NLC.

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NLC and TUC have demanded N615,000 as the minimum wage for Nigerian workers, stating possible increment over the hike on electricity tariffNLC, TUC demand N615,000 as the minimum wage for workers
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Being a member of one of the subcommittees that the created to design the new minimum wage for the country, the source maintained that the stipulated amount could be increased following the increment in the electricity tariff.

The source's statement reads in part:

“We (NLC and TUC) have given our figures to the government (on the minimum wage), and it is N615,000. That is the position of the NLC and TUC on the matter. The government has been informed as well.”

President Bola Tinubu, on January 30, constituted a 37-member committee at the council chamber of the presidential villa through the Vice

President Bola Tinubu, through Vice President Kashim Shettima, had on January 30 set up a 37-member panel at the Council Chamber of the State House in Abuja.

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The panel's membership cuts across federal and state governments, organised labour, and the private sector. It was charged with making recommendations for a new minimum wage for the country.

The panel, whose membership included federal and state governments, the private sector, and organised labour, was tasked with recommending a new national minimum wage.

Shettime had urged the panel to speed up its recommendations, adding that the current N30,000 minimum wage will expire by March end.

Source: Henzodaily.ng

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