Labour submits fresh demand to committee negotiating new wage

New wage: Technical committee finalizes work on report

The organized labour has presented a revised wage demand to the tripartite committee which is negotiating a new national minimum monthly wage for the Nigerian workers.

The fresh demand is above the N56,000 monthly wage demand,  initially presented by the labour to the committee which has the representatives of the federal government, the organized labour and private sector, as well as the Nigeria governors forum as members.

Acting president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Kiri Mohammed made this known at the quadrennial Delegate Congress of the Nigeria Civil Service in Abuja.

Mohammed is silent on the new wage demand, but said it is above N56,000, and reflects the current reality of inflation and other economic indices.

He said, “We submitted our request, NLC has decided to look at the figure and modify it, we actually modified it, an upward review above N56,000, but I am not going to tell you how much because the president (Ayuba Wabba) is supposed to say it.

“We have submitted it to the secretariat of the tripartite committee. The review is in conjunction with the TUC. You can’t do it alone, all of us met and decided to put heads together and look at the realities on the ground.”

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