• FG to Negotiate N56,000 Minimum Wage Demand with Labour Unions

    FG to Negotiate N56,000 Minimum Wage Demand with Labour Unions

    The federal government has expressed its readiness to negotiate with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and allied groups demanding the increment of minimum wage paid to civil servants from N18,000 to N56,000.

    Minister for Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige gave the government’s position on this issue while receiving leaders of the Organisation of Trade Union in West Africa (OTUWA) who paid him a courtesy visit in his office.

    According to The Nation, Ngige said in presenting their demands to government, labour […]

  • NLC’s N56,000 minimum wage demand is legitimate, FG will come up with suitable response – Ngige assures

    NLC’s N56,000 minimum wage demand is legitimate, FG will come up with suitable response – Ngige assures

    The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has stated that the call by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, for an upward review of the national minimum wage is to be expected, adding that the federal government is carefully looking into it in order to come up with a suitable response.

    Ngige made this known yesterday while playing host to the executive members of the Organisation of Trade Unions of West Africa (OTUWA) in Abuja.

    The minister said, “The other day, […]

  • NLC, TUC jointly propose N56,000 as new minimum wage as against N18,000

    NLC, TUC jointly propose N56,000 as new minimum wage as against N18,000

    According to reports, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have jointly proposed N56,000 as the new minimum wage to the Federal Government as against the present N18,000.

    The NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, said this at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja. Wabba said both the NLC and the TUC made the formal demand on the proposed national minimum wage to the Federal Government on Tuesday.

    “I can say now authoritatively that as of yesterday (Tuesday) […]