FG,Labour reach agreement to review minimum wage

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, says the Federal Government and the organised Labour movement in the country have reached a consensus to review the National Minimum Wage.
Wabba on Wednesday in Abuja said that the consensus was reached during the sitting of the Technical Committee on Palliative.

He said the committee was meant to look into the framework to ameliorate the sufferings of Nigerians and cushion the effect of the increase in the price of fuel.
He said “I think there is a consensus on the fact that nobody has said the miminum wage should not be reviewed’’.

He also noted that the report of the committee which was also meant to discuss the issue of mimimum wage was ready for submission.

The NLC President said that Labour had already received positive response from the National Assembly that the bill would eventually be passed.
The Labour union had submitted a proposal to Government demanding for N56,000 as minimum wage.




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