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BREAKING: Organised Labour Makes Big Cut In National Minimum Wage Demand



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Organised Labour on Wednesday reduced its demand for an improved new national minimum wage from an initial N615,000 to N500,000 after an agreement could not be reached at the Tripartite Committee meeting on Tuesday.

The Deputy President of Nigeria Labour Congress Political Commission, Prof. Theophilus Ndubuaku, disclosed this in an exclusive phone chat with The PUNCH.

Ndubuaku told The PUNCH that the labour team was compelled to reduce its demand to ensure the Federal Government meets up with the arrangement.

Unfortunately, he expressed concern that despite their shifting ground, the FG is stalling the negotiation process.

He said, “Yes, it is true we have reduced it to N500,000. But we are still not making progress at the moment.”

Ndubuaku had told our correspondent on Tuesday that labour found it appalling that the government is not showing any sign of empathy despite knowing that the masses were struggling to adjust to the hardship and inflation brought about by its policies.

When asked about the next course of action if Wednesday’s meeting on the new national minimum wage ends in another deadlock, the unionist stated that they may return to tell the anxious Nigerian workers to stay back home until the FG comes up with an acceptable offer.

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