NLC storms National Assembly for public hearing over minimum wage

NLC storms National Assembly for public hearing over minimum wage

- The Nigeria Labour Congress will on Monday, January 29, storm the National Assembly for the public hearing on the national minimum wage

- The NLC accused the federal government of reducing the recommended N30,000 to N27,000 without consulting necessary groups

- The workers union said it will not accept N27,000 minimum wage submitted to the National Assembly by the federal government

After the Friday January 25 meeting of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to discuss the N27,000 minimum wage bill presented to NASS by the federal government, members of the congress are set to storm the National Assembly for a public hearing.

The Punch reports that the workers union accused the federal government of reducing the recommended N30,000 to N27,000 the without involving necessary groups in the committee.

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President of the union, Ayuba Wabba, said the union will not accept N27,000 minimum wage.

He said: “The CWC has rejected the issue of reducing the figure. We still stand on the outcome of the tripartite committee.

“We will mobilise our members and engage the National Assembly on the issue. We will mobilise our members to the House of Representatives during the public hearing on the bill to make sure that the right thing is done.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and employment, said the national minimum wage of N27, 000 is standard for all workers, but the federal government will pay federal workers N30,000.

The minister made this known in a statement signed by lliya Rhoda, assistant director of Press, of the ministry in Abuja on Saturday, January 26.

According to the minister, President Muhammadu Buhari constituted a tripartite committee on national minimum wage in November 2018 to consider the issue and recommend a new national minimum wage.

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