Minimum Wage: Labour angry over FG’s N48,000 proposal

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The organised labour and the Federal Government’s meeting on Wednesday over the national minimum wage ended in a deadlock.

Report said the apple of discord was the N48,000 proposed by the government.

The amount, a far cry from the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress’ proposed N615,000, it infuriated the organised labour at the virtual meeting of the tripartite committee on the new minimum wage.

Sources familiar with the talks said, the labour officials were so angry that they walked out of the meeting.

Recall that Vice President Kashim Shettima on January 30 inaugurated the 37-member tripartite committee on new minimum wage.

The committee made up of the federal and state governments, the private sector, and Labour is being chaired by a former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Goni Aji.

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