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Labour Submits Fresh Proposal for New Minimum Wage Demand

The Nigerian Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress have put forward a proposal for a ₦615,000 monthly minimum wage for workers across the nation. According to a reliable source within organised labour, the proposed wage adjustment reflects extensive consultations conducted by the NLC and TUC. While the government deliberates on the proposal, there is anticipation […]

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Tripartite Committee Announces Date To Resume Talks on Minimum Wage

Negotiations on the new minimum wage, to be announced by President Bola Tinubu on May 1, 2024, will resume in mid-April as the 37-member tripartite committee reconvenes. Hakeem Hambali, the National Treasurer of the Nigeria Labour Congress and a committee member, revealed this in an interview in Abuja. Hambali highlighted ongoing analysis of reports from […]

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Lawmakers Urge Fed Govt to Implement Living Wage for Nigerians

A call for action on the living wage issue echoed through the chambers of the House of Representatives as Minority Leader Kingsley Chinda, representing Obio/Akpor Federal Constituency, Rivers State, alongside 39 other lawmakers, pressed the Bola Tinubu-led administration to prioritize the implementation of a living wage for Nigerian workers. In an exclusive interview with Sunday […]

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FG Urged to Allocate FAAC Allocations of Defaulting States Directly to Workers as Minimum Wage

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) is urging the Federal Government to redirect Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) allocations directly to workers in states failing to meet minimum wage obligations. TUC President, Festus Osifo, emphasized this during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today. Osifo highlighted plans to incorporate a clause in the new minimum wage […]

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On Minimum Wage and Efficiency Wage, By Prof. Sheriffdeen

By Prof. Sheriffdeen Tella There is always controversy over what should be the minimum wage paid to workers in Nigeria and of course, somewhere else. That is why there are often long negotiations between the government and workers’ unions. Sometimes it leads to strikes or threats to go on strike. It is disheartening to even […]

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Labour Gears up for Battle with Govs, Says states have money from subsidy removal

The Organized Labour has warned state governors that it will not accept anything less than full implementation whenever the new minimum wage becomes law as it is ready to go into battle with such governors. Labour’s position is coming at a time when the governors are asking the National Minimum Wage Committee to consider each […]

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Default Payment of ₦30,000 Minimum Wage Continues in Six States – NLC

Numerous states are grappling with the implementation of the new minimum wage, with reports indicating significant challenges across the board. Negotiations between the federal government and labor unions are escalating, highlighting that six states – Abia, Anambra, Bayelsa, Kebbi, Nasarawa, and Zamfara – have yet to enforce the current minimum wage of ₦30,000, nearly six […]

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Tinubu Poised to Announce New Minimum Wage Ahead of Workers’ Day

Rumors suggest President Bola Tinubu could unveil the updated minimum wage before May 1, coinciding with International Labour Day, and backdate its implementation to April. Sources indicate the National Minimum Wage Committee aims to wrap up negotiations before the deadline, anticipating the President’s announcement during his Workers’ Day address. A committee insider, preferring anonymity due […]

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NGF Urges Minimum Wage Committee to Consider State Variances

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has advised the National Minimum Wage Committee to factor in the diverse circumstances and distinct characteristics of individual states when determining the appropriate minimum wage. Labor unions have highlighted the inadequacy of the current national minimum wage of N30,000, pointing to the alarming 29.9 percent inflation rate reported by the […]

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Minimum Wage: Nigerian Workers Can’t Survive on Less Than ₦100,000 Monthly – Reps

The House of Representatives has taken steps to ensure better wages for Nigerian workers. This decision was reached during a plenary session on Wednesday, following a motion moved by Minority Leader Kingsley Chinda and 39 others. During the debate on the motion titled “Need to provide living wage for workers in Nigeria,” Deputy Minority Leader […]