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BREAKING: Labour Unions Reject Nigerian Government’s Revised N60,000 Minimum Wage Proposal

The Organised Labour, represented by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), has turned down the Nigerian Government’s latest offer of a N60,000 minimum wage.

According to Channels Television, the Labour Unions dismissed the Federal Government’s proposal, which had been slightly increased from the previous N57,000 suggested last week during ongoing negotiations. The Organised Labour had previously lowered their demand from N615,000 to N497,000, and then further to N494,000 on Tuesday.

A key member of the Tripartite Committee, which is negotiating the new minimum wage for Nigerian workers, disclosed that the Federal Government and the Organised Private Sector had jointly proposed the N60,000 figure.

Initially, the government had proposed N48,000 and later N54,000, both of which were also rejected by the Labour Unions.

With the May 31 deadline approaching, the Tripartite Committee has yet to reach a consensus on the new minimum wage. The Labour Unions have set this date as the ultimatum for the government to meet their demands.

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