FG New Promise To Labour Unions On New Minimum Wage

FG New Promise To Labour Unions On New Minimum Wage

New Minimum Wage Update: Nigerian labor unions have received assurances from the federal government that all pledges made to them will be kept.

During her visit to the Trade Union Congress (TUC) office on Wednesday, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, pledged the government’s commitment.

She gave her word that the government would honor the N35,000 salary award in full, including any unpaid balance owed to the workers, and that it would also take care of the new minimum wage.

The Minister emphasized that President Bola Tinubu’s administration is labor-friendly, but she also requested the unions to keep lines of communication open with the government.

I’m here to assure you that the agreements reached between the government and labor unions remain a top priority.

“The administration is working tirelessly to ensure that agreements with trade unions are implemented.

“Thank God you were able to confirm that the federal government had indeed paid out the N35,000 pay award.

“I swear to that the payment is proceeding accordingly to plan, and the remainder owed will be settled quickly,” she said.

Regarding the new national minimum wage, Onyejeocha promised that the federal government is committed to the mission and that the committee would soon begin working on it.

Since I don’t want to wait for any stakeholders to become agitated, I’m here to remind you that we are making efforts to ensure their needs are met.

The minister declared, “We will continue our engagements on them if there are any that we can not fulfill now, including the past ones.”

The Minister gave the TUC leadership his word that the government would always be open to their suggestions and would work in tandem with them to further the interests of all citizens.

The Minister’s considerate visit was earlier praised by TUC President Festus Osifo, who said it would greatly contribute to the development of mutual trust and understanding between the union and the government.

In particular, he applauded the government for meeting up to 80% of the agreement with the management of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), one of the main initiatives made thus far.

That being said, the head of the TUC pleaded with the government to fulfill the last twenty percent of the accord.

“Our union does not hold the government ransom by waiting for it to fail. We keep talking because.

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