Another Strike Looms As Labour Rejects 62,000 or N100,000 Minimum Wage


Jun 10, 2024

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has firmly rejected the proposed ₦62,000 minimum wage, deeming it a “starvation wage” for Nigerian workers.

Speaking on Channels Television’s The Morning Brief, NLC Assistant General Secretary, Chris Onyeka, reiterated the union’s demand for a ₦250,000 minimum wage, as presented at the last Tripartite Committee meeting on Friday.

Onyeka emphasised that the one-week grace period given to the Federal Government on 4 June would expire at midnight on 11 June. He warned that if the government and National Assembly fail to meet the workers’ demands by then, the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) would reconvene to determine the resumption of the nationwide strike, which was recently suspended.

“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,” Onyeka asserted. “We will not negotiate a starvation wage.”

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