Minimum wage: We won’t accept anything less than N30,000 – Labour

Organised labour will not sign any agreement with the federal government on new National Minimum Wage which is less than N30,000, Mr Joe Ajaero, President of the United Labour Congress (ULC) has said.

According to Ajaero who spoke to reporters in Lagos, “N24,000 can never be the new Minimum Wage for workers. If the government pays it, then it is an award”.

He said that the tripartite committee agreed that N30,000 would be paid at the end of its negotiation as the New Minimum Wage for workers.

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He said it was sad that the representatives of government announced N24, 000.

“No more meetings. A date has been fixed to sign an agreement on the figure agreed. On that day, if the amount is not what the tripartite committee agreed, the organised labour will not sign,” he said.


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