The Nigeria labour congress has rejected the governors’ proposal to pay #22,500($61.) Minimum wage.
The leaders of the organized labour, workers and various civil society allies marched across the country on Tuesday 30th October 2018 in a bid to sensitize workers and Nigerians ahead of the commencement date of the nationwide indefinite strike.
The nationwide indefinite strike, which is set to begin on November 6 is an effort to urge the federal government to increase the minimum wage from #18,000($49) per month to #30,000($82) per month.
The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba told journalists in Abuja that the governors ‘proposal to pay #22,500 ($61) is contrary to the decision of the tripartite committee.
However, the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum who is also the Zamfara state governor Abdulaziz Yari talking about the #22,500 new minimum wage proposal said: “the governors considered the stride of development in their states, particularly in health, education and infrastructure and did not take a position that would only reflect a figure, but also a sustainable strategy based on the ability and capacity of the states to pay”
The Nigeria Labour Congress, however, has rejected the governors’ proposal to pay #22,500($61.).as the new Minimum wage.
NLC, Trade Union, and United Labor-Congress of Nigeria declared the 30th of October 2018 as a day of national mourning and sensitization of workers ahead of the indefinite strike that begins on November 6 2018.
The federal government and the state government, has rejected any talks of #30,000 ($82) minimum wage and the NLC threatens that” no #3000($82) no votes in 2019 general election”.