Minimum Wage: Our expectation is that the demand of labour will be met – NLC

Optimism is on a renewed hope concerning wages for Nigerian workers.
Labour leaders on Sunday expressed high hopes for a new living wage.
President Muhammdu Buhari had on Thursday approved the appointment of a 30-member tripartite National Minimum Wage Committee for the negotiation of a new National Minimum Wage.
The labour leaders, who are members of the Committee, spoke in Lagos ahead of its inauguration scheduled for Monday in Abuja.
The Committee is made up of persons from the public sector (Federal and State Governments) and the private sector (members of the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA)
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Ayuba Wabba, said that “our expectation is that the demand of labour will be met.”
“We will discuss with open mind to ensure that we achieve our aims and objectives,’’ Wabba said.
He said that the meeting with the tripartite Committee would be a social dialogue and collective bargaining discussion.
According to him, the inauguration is long overdue and effort would be made to fast track negotiations to ensure that workers and pensioners get their accrued benefits.
He said that labour would discuss issues relating to rate of Naira because the present exchange rate had increased from the time N56,000 was being proposed by labour.

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