NLC rejects 62,000 naira minimum wage and possible resumption of strike on Tuesday

Recent developments indicate that Labour has firmly rejected the proposed N62,000 minimum wage for workers under the current administration. The demand, put forth by the President's administration, falls short of Labour's insistence on a N250,000 minimum wage, deemed as the living wage for Nigerian workers.

 

Chris Onyeka, Assistant General Secretary of the NLC, disclosed this rejection during an interview on Channels Television's The Morning Brief show. He emphasized that the one-week ultimatum issued to the federal government last Tuesday to address Labour's concerns would expire by midnight on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

 

Failure by the government and National Assembly to address these concerns may lead to the resumption of nationwide industrial action.

 

Onyeka reiterated Labour's stance, stating that they refuse to negotiate a wage they deem insufficient to sustain workers' livelihoods.

 

He emphasized the importance of meeting the demands to ensure a fair standard of living for Nigerian workers, urging the government to take action by sending an Executive Bill to the National Assembly for consideration.

 

Should their demands remain unmet, Labour will convene to decide on further actions, potentially reinstating the nationwide strike.

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