On Tuesday, the Organized Labour, consisting of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), rejected a fresh minimum wage proposal of ₦60,000 from the Federal Government.

In recent negotiations, the Labour Unions had adjusted their demand slightly, from ₦497,000 to ₦494,000.

A member of the Tripartite Committee, responsible for negotiating the new minimum wage for Nigerian workers, informed Channels Television that both the Federal Government and the Organised Private Sector had increased their offer from ₦57,000 last week to ₦60,000.

Previously, the government had proposed minimum wage figures of ₦48,000 and ₦54,000, which were also turned down by the Organized Labour.

The ongoing negotiations continue to highlight the significant gap between the government’s offer and the Labour Unions’ demands.

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