Don’t send new minimum wage to NASS without consulting us – Labour warns Tinubu

Organized Labour have told President Bola Tinubu not to submit any figure for the new minimum wage to the National Assembly without consulting them.

They also made it clear that workers would demand payment of minimum wage arrears, no matter how long it takes to sign the new minimum wage into law.

The President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Joe Ajaero and his counterpart from Trade Union Congress (TUC), Festus Osifo, stated this on Thursday while speaking on the sideline of the ongoing International Labour Conference at the Palais du Nation in Geneva, Switzerland.

Ajaero said he expects Tinubu to invite tripartite bodies for a meeting where the ability to pay will be discussed, before arriving at a final figure.

He said, “We do not expect the President to present a final figure to the National Assembly without consulting with organised labour, employers, and state governors.

“Everyone will still come together to discuss before transmission to the National Assembly.”

This week, Organized Labour again insisted on N250,000 for the new minimum wage, while the federal government are only willing to go above N60,000.

The current minimum wage is N30,000.

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