Minimum wage: ‘All agreements between labour, FG must be implemented’ – TUC

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In their New Year message titled “Our Hope is not Renewed Yet,” TUC President Festus Osifo and Secretary General Nuhu Toro have called on the Federal Government to honor all agreements made with organized labor in 2023, particularly the national minimum wage.

The TUC worked tirelessly throughout 2023 to establish social dialogue with the government, but Osifo stated that the government has failed to fulfill the essential agreements made with labor.

Additionally, Osifo emphasized that labor had strongly advocated for the court to notarize the agreements reached on October 2, 2023.

According to him: “However, the government has serially violated the agreements. For instance, Item 2 states that: ‘A minimum wage committee shall be inaugurated within one month from the date of this agreement.’ Today, three months after, no such committee has been set up and this is our experience with this government on at least two previous agreements reached from June.

“TUC has resolved to demand from the Tinubu administration that in 2024, all agreements between labour and government should be implemented. This includes the payment of the monthly N35,000 wage award to public servants in the local government, state and federal services. This must be implemented until a new national minimum wage is implemented.”

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