FG fine-tune talks on minimum wage: Labour


Festus Osifo, the president of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), stated that negotiations between labor and the federal government took place prior to President Bola Tinubu sending the bill establishing a new national minimum wage to the National Assembly.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

According to The Nation, Osifo confirmed that labour has had meetings with the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and other government officials to ensure that the new minimum wage would “cater to the needs of the poorest of the poor.”

He addressed at the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) Women Commission’s debut Annual Convention in Abuja on Tuesday, with the theme “The Dynamic Woman: Navigating Challenges in a Constantly Evolving World.”

Talks on a new national minimum wage have stalled following President Tinubu’s decision to consult with stakeholders before submitting the bill to the NASS.

While the Federal Government and the Organized Private Sector (OPS) settled on N62, 000 as the new minimum wage, labour demanded N250, 000.

Osifo stated that some “internal work” was still underway before the bill could be tabled in “earnest.”

He said, “The minimum wage negotiations cannot be over. It took nearly two years for the 2019 minimum wage (which has already expired) to be implemented. We began the negotiations in 2017.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>