Subsidy: FG reviewing TUC’s demands, to create committee for minimum wage review (

Subsidy: FG reviewing TUC’s demands, to create committee for minimum wage review


What we need to do is to study the numbers very well.

And then we have asked the TUC to also give us a leeway to consult very exhaustively and reconvene on Tuesday, to actually look at the numbers, the viability, practicability of all the items that have been presented to us.

Now, top priority on the list, which the government is also looking at very seriously and the President has announced before, is the issue of the minimum wage increase, which the labour movement has demanded, as a consequential impact of the removal of subsidy.

On President Bola Tinubus response before Tuesdays reconvening, Alake explained that Mr President is most likely going to constitute a tripartite committee.

Were not isolating them, he insisted.

The President of the TUC, Festus Osifo, said aside from the minimum wage increase, the union also demanded tax holidays for some categories of workers and revert to the old petrol pump price of N195/Litre while negotiations continue.

He explained, In the meeting, we just concluded, we have detailed and marshalled out the list of our demands to them (FG).

They also in turn told us that when they presented the items to us on Wednesday, we told them that we were going back to our principals.

And hes going to take an immediate decision.

When challenged about rife allegations that the Federal Government was sidelining the NLC which had decided to embark on a nationwide strike this Wednesday, Alake argued that efforts were made to reach the labour union but no representatives showed up.

Were making efforts to reach NLC, we all agreed that we were going to meet here.


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