Why We Are Demanding N400K New Minimum Wage – Labour


The organised labour union has tabled a new minimum wage of $300 (N436,500) for Nigerian workers before the Federal Government.

Labour said the proposed N436,500 was due to the fall in the value of the naira against the dollar.

This was disclosed by the Chairman, Trade Union Side, Joint Meeting of the National Public Service Negotiating Council, JNPSNC, Comrade Benjamin Anthony.

He made this proposal at the 2023 meetings of the Separate and Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council held in Goshen City, Nasarawa State, on Tuesday.

Anthony said the fuel subsidy removal had eroded the current minimum wage of N30,000.

Represented by the Secretary of the Union, Comrade Boma Mohammed, he said: “In light of the above, Labour has proposed a living wage of $300 (N436,500) for Nigerian workers.

“This is due to the fall in the value of our currency. Today, if you carry N100,000 to the market, you will come back with a leather bag of items.

“We call on government to immediately pay the arrears of the N35,000 wage award along with the current and expedited action on the process of getting a new living wage to bring succour to the working class people.”

Daily P

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