Minimum Wage: Organized Labour rejects N62,000, may resume strike Tuesday

The Organised Labour has noted that the one-week grace period given to the Federal Government would expire by the midnight of Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

According to Labour, if the Federal Government and National Assembly fail to act on the demands of workers by tomorrow (Tuesday), the organs of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) would meet to decide on the resumption of the nationwide industrial action relaxed last week.

An Assistant General Secretary of the NLC, Chris Onyeka, stated this while answering questions on Channels Television’s The Morning Brief show on Monday.

Onyeka also made it clear they won’t accept any ₦62,000 or ₦100,000 “starvation wage” as the minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

He insisted on ₦250,000, which is Labour’s latest demand at the last meeting of the Tripartite Committee on Minimum Wage on Friday.

“We have never considered accepting ₦62,000 or any other wage that we know is below what we know is able to take Nigerian workers home. We will not negotiate a starvation wage,” Onyeka said.

“We have never contemplated ₦100,000 let alone of ₦62,000. We are still at ₦250,000, that is where we are, and that is what we considered enough concession to the government and the other social partners in this particular situation.”