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Why we reject FG’s N48k minimum wage offer, insist on N615k – Labour| read details 

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Why we reject FG’s N48k minimum wage offer, insist on N615k – Labour| read details 

 

 

The Organised Labour has explained why it rejected the N48,000 minimum wage offer made by the Federal Government of Nigeria and is insistent on N615,000.

 

Speaking to journalists, Mr Etim Okon, the Vice President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) said they walked out of their last meeting with the government because the FG failed to show how they arrived at N48,000 minimum wage as a better offer, taking in cognizance of the basic needs of Nigerians which includes; transportation, housing, food, utilities, health, and education.

He also said that labour unions will attend the negotiation meeting of Tripartite Committee on the Minimum Wage slated for Tuesday.

In his words;

“The proposal falls significantly short of meeting our needs and aspirations.

“The Federal Government has apologised and the next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday and we are going to appear and present our demand.

 

“We will still be presenting the N615,000. It is what we presented before we walked out, though our submission was not rejected by the government.

“We only rejected the N48,000 that government presented because they did not show us how they arrived at that amount.

“That is taking cognizance of transportation, housing, food, utilities, health, education among others which are basic needs of the people.

 

“So government should come out clearly with what they are offering with the indices and variables and also how they arrived at that. This is all what we are saying”.

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