NLC Told To Expect A New Minimum Wage In March

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Comrade Joe Ajaero, National President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), expressed hope that a new minimum wage deal will be concluded with the Federal Government before March 2024.

The NLC president made the announcement to reporters on Thursday in Abuja.

Ajaero disclosed the government’s proposal that the NLC appoint delegates to the newly constituted minimum wage committee.

He said, “The Federal Government had, through a letter, asked the organised labour to release our names to the new minimum wage committee to be constituted.

“Since last year, the list was submitted to the government, and it is only when the committee is constituted that we now go into negotiation with the government as a union to agree on it.

“The existing minimum wage will be expiring by March this year, so it is hoped we may conclude the negotiation for a new minimum wage before March,” he said.

He spoke about the Federal Government’s salary increase for Nigerian workers. He claimed that just one month’s salary had been paid.

“All should be released to the workers by the end of this year January.”

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.