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Labour Rejects ₦62,000, ₦100,000 ‘Starvation Wage’: But We Cannot Declare Strike Now — NLC

Labour Rejects ₦62,000, ₦100,000 ‘Starvation Wage’: But We Cannot Declare Strike Now — NLC

NLC President Ajaero Breaks Silence on Minimum Wage Dispute, says the labour Union Cannot Declare Strike Now



The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced that it will not embark on a strike action tomorrow, Tuesday, to demand a new national minimum wage.

This decision was made known by the NLC President, Joe Ajaero, at the ongoing International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

Ajaero said: “We cannot declare strike now because the figures are with the President.”

He added that the tripartite committee’s proposals are awaiting the President’s decision, and the NLC’s National Executive Council will deliberate on the new figure once it is announced.

NLC President Ajaero Breaks Silence on Minimum Wage Dispute, says the labour Union Cannot Declare Strike Now



The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced that it will not embark on a strike action tomorrow, Tuesday, to demand a new national minimum wage.

This decision was made known by the NLC President, Joe Ajaero, at the ongoing International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

Ajaero said: “We cannot declare strike now because the figures are with the President.”

He added that the tripartite committee’s proposals are awaiting the President’s decision, and the NLC’s National Executive Council will deliberate on the new figure once it is announced.

OPINION: FG can pay and Sustain N494k as minimum wage

OPINION: FG can pay and Sustain N494k as minimum wage

 


*N494k is $325.* That amount does not fuel a Minister's convoy in a week. Attempting to pay N60k to Nigerian workers ($39) as monthly salary, is gross insensitivity when those that rigged elections are living in luxury with their families.


Children are paid £102 monthly (N188k) in the UK just for being children. If you were working but stopped, Ireland pay €232 weekly as job seeker's allowances. A month is €928 (N1.41m) for being jobless! That is the meaning of 'distribution of common wealth'. These are countries that do not have what Nigeria has in terms of natural resources. What they mostly have is good leadership and people-oriented policies.

Meanwhile, in these difficult times, apart from wardrobe allowances and other luxuries, our senators receive N1.2m monthly as newspaper allowances. Is this not demonic corruption?

You will never understand how wicked Nigerian rulers/RUINERS are, if you don't travel abroad to normal countries with normal leaders.That is why Nigerians in diaspora are angrier that our compatriots back home. They have seen both sides of the world and they know that Nigeria is directly opposite of what happens in normal societies. Sadly, those back home seem to have conditioned themselves to the uncommon hardship. They only complain online and sing "na so we see am o. Na wetin we go do na?" A people that fight their activists and attack their co-sufferers!


They throw pittance at Nigerians like dogs in the name of palliatives. They publicize their God-forsaken palliatives as if they are doing you some special favour from public wealth.

Oh, how I hate that word in Nigeria: PALLIATIVES!! 

Many of them made so much money during covid-19 when the world mourned and paid their people salaries while they stayed at home. From the gains of palliatives, your ruiners built mansions. Now, they are forcing you to sing "Nigeria, We Hail Thee".


They hugely inflate the cost of the so-called palliatives because they turn every pain to gain. They desperately struggle to get all they can and can all they get! 

The ones you gladly call 'Excellency'😤 

Your 'Leader... '

Your 'Chairmo...'

Your 'Honourable...'


Only a massive revolution will reset Nigeria when Nigerians are ready to take back their country.

*THE NLC STRIKE IS A VERY WELCOMED DEVELOPMENT AND WE HOPE THAT THEY SUSTAIN IT*.😤


@Comrade Frederick Odorige

 


*N494k is $325.* That amount does not fuel a Minister's convoy in a week. Attempting to pay N60k to Nigerian workers ($39) as monthly salary, is gross insensitivity when those that rigged elections are living in luxury with their families.


Children are paid £102 monthly (N188k) in the UK just for being children. If you were working but stopped, Ireland pay €232 weekly as job seeker's allowances. A month is €928 (N1.41m) for being jobless! That is the meaning of 'distribution of common wealth'. These are countries that do not have what Nigeria has in terms of natural resources. What they mostly have is good leadership and people-oriented policies.

Meanwhile, in these difficult times, apart from wardrobe allowances and other luxuries, our senators receive N1.2m monthly as newspaper allowances. Is this not demonic corruption?

You will never understand how wicked Nigerian rulers/RUINERS are, if you don't travel abroad to normal countries with normal leaders.That is why Nigerians in diaspora are angrier that our compatriots back home. They have seen both sides of the world and they know that Nigeria is directly opposite of what happens in normal societies. Sadly, those back home seem to have conditioned themselves to the uncommon hardship. They only complain online and sing "na so we see am o. Na wetin we go do na?" A people that fight their activists and attack their co-sufferers!


They throw pittance at Nigerians like dogs in the name of palliatives. They publicize their God-forsaken palliatives as if they are doing you some special favour from public wealth.

Oh, how I hate that word in Nigeria: PALLIATIVES!! 

Many of them made so much money during covid-19 when the world mourned and paid their people salaries while they stayed at home. From the gains of palliatives, your ruiners built mansions. Now, they are forcing you to sing "Nigeria, We Hail Thee".


They hugely inflate the cost of the so-called palliatives because they turn every pain to gain. They desperately struggle to get all they can and can all they get! 

The ones you gladly call 'Excellency'😤 

Your 'Leader... '

Your 'Chairmo...'

Your 'Honourable...'


Only a massive revolution will reset Nigeria when Nigerians are ready to take back their country.

*THE NLC STRIKE IS A VERY WELCOMED DEVELOPMENT AND WE HOPE THAT THEY SUSTAIN IT*.😤


@Comrade Frederick Odorige

Minimum Wage Struggle: A Symptom of Wider Problems in Nigeria’s Political System — Ultimate Equal

Minimum Wage Struggle: A Symptom of Wider Problems in Nigeria’s Political System — Ultimate Equal


According to Channels TV, National Assembly Budget Office Revelation, each senator is entitled to a Wardrobe Allowance of ₦621,061.37 and a Recess Allowance of ₦240,424.55, totaling over ₦860,000 ($2,600) in additional monthly allowances.


This revelation has drawn widespread condemnation from many Nigerians who see it as an affront to the country’s economic struggles. The minimum wage in Nigeria.


The Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have been called upon to remain resolute in their demand for a living wage for workers.



The disparity between the minimum wage and the allowances received by legislators has highlighted the widening gap between the political elites and the majority of Nigerians who struggle to make ends meet.


The situation calls for a serious rethink of Nigeria’s political system and its relationship with the people. A more equitable distribution of resources and opportunities is crucial for the country’s economic and social development.


In response to the ongoing calls for a minimum wage increase, the Federal Government has stated that the current minimum wage of ₦494,000 is not sustainable, given the country’s economic challenges.


This claim, however, has been met with skepticism by me, who point to the lavish allowances received by public officials as evidence that the government is more concerned with enriching itself than supporting its citizens.


The Nigerian Government’s stance has further fueled the resentment and frustration among workers, who are already grappling with soaring inflation and the rising cost of living.


Nigerian economist, Professor Pat Utomi, speaking on the matter said, "The gap between the rich and the poor in our society is too wide, and the government’s refusal to increase the minimum wage is a reflection of their disregard for the plight of ordinary citizens."


In light of this, some have called for a boycott of tax payments until the government addresses the needs of the working class.


Historically, Nigeria has faced similar issues in the past. The Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund, set up in 1994, was supposed to use a fraction of the country’s oil revenue to fund development projects. However, the fund was eventually revealed to have been mismanaged, with billions of naira going unaccounted for.


A similar situation occurred during the sale of national assets in the 1980s, where the proceeds were meant to be invested in infrastructure development but were allegedly diverted for other purposes.


The continued pattern of mismanagement of public resources in Nigeria has contributed to a deep mistrust of the government among the populace.


In light of these past events, it is crucial for the Nigerian government to prioritize the welfare of its citizens, particularly the working class, and take steps to address the economic disparities that exist in the country.


The call for a fair minimum wage is not just about money; it is about dignity, justice, and a government that listens to and cares about the people it represents.


_Chief Dr Patrick Osagie Eholor otherwise known as Ultimate Equal.


According to Channels TV, National Assembly Budget Office Revelation, each senator is entitled to a Wardrobe Allowance of ₦621,061.37 and a Recess Allowance of ₦240,424.55, totaling over ₦860,000 ($2,600) in additional monthly allowances.


This revelation has drawn widespread condemnation from many Nigerians who see it as an affront to the country’s economic struggles. The minimum wage in Nigeria.


The Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have been called upon to remain resolute in their demand for a living wage for workers.



The disparity between the minimum wage and the allowances received by legislators has highlighted the widening gap between the political elites and the majority of Nigerians who struggle to make ends meet.


The situation calls for a serious rethink of Nigeria’s political system and its relationship with the people. A more equitable distribution of resources and opportunities is crucial for the country’s economic and social development.


In response to the ongoing calls for a minimum wage increase, the Federal Government has stated that the current minimum wage of ₦494,000 is not sustainable, given the country’s economic challenges.


This claim, however, has been met with skepticism by me, who point to the lavish allowances received by public officials as evidence that the government is more concerned with enriching itself than supporting its citizens.


The Nigerian Government’s stance has further fueled the resentment and frustration among workers, who are already grappling with soaring inflation and the rising cost of living.


Nigerian economist, Professor Pat Utomi, speaking on the matter said, "The gap between the rich and the poor in our society is too wide, and the government’s refusal to increase the minimum wage is a reflection of their disregard for the plight of ordinary citizens."


In light of this, some have called for a boycott of tax payments until the government addresses the needs of the working class.


Historically, Nigeria has faced similar issues in the past. The Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund, set up in 1994, was supposed to use a fraction of the country’s oil revenue to fund development projects. However, the fund was eventually revealed to have been mismanaged, with billions of naira going unaccounted for.


A similar situation occurred during the sale of national assets in the 1980s, where the proceeds were meant to be invested in infrastructure development but were allegedly diverted for other purposes.


The continued pattern of mismanagement of public resources in Nigeria has contributed to a deep mistrust of the government among the populace.


In light of these past events, it is crucial for the Nigerian government to prioritize the welfare of its citizens, particularly the working class, and take steps to address the economic disparities that exist in the country.


The call for a fair minimum wage is not just about money; it is about dignity, justice, and a government that listens to and cares about the people it represents.


_Chief Dr Patrick Osagie Eholor otherwise known as Ultimate Equal.

Ajaero And Osifo Trojans Of Now: Thanks To NLC and TUC For Raising The Progressive Bar

Ajaero And Osifo Trojans Of Now: Thanks To NLC and TUC For Raising The Progressive Bar


Let no one call them names, they have raised the Progressive Bar remarkably high, perhaps the highest since the 2012 Ojota Fuel Hike protestation. Yours sincerely was heavily involved in that siege against Jonathan's Administration (in fact I addressed the rally in Ojota several times through the near two weeks of that popular action), a siege that was supported in cash and kind by the present watchman President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.


Against formidable attrition and debauchery, against the threat of jail and imprisonment, against a government that is squandamania oriented, and against a government sold to propaganda and gaslighting, they rose, they mobilized and shut down the nation with intent to call government to address the need for living wage, and they did so effectively, effectually and efficiently for 48 hours. I'm impressed and enamoured by the commitment of the NLC and the TUC to Take Back Our Country for good with the call for Living Wage as veritable weapon. Kudos.


Also impressive is the suspension of the Strike (Industrial Action) with a timeline. In 5 days time if the negotiation for Living Wage for Nigerian Workers remains a hard-call for government, the Civil Society, the Progressive left and the Nigerian Studentry must join forces with organized Labour to rescue the soul of our nation from the hoard of rampaging buccaneers feasting on our collective patrimony with reckless abandon.


In the one year of the present watch, the government has shown an uncanny predilection to wastage and wanderlust. See instances and questions that dominate the social media space and ask yourself why the government is slow about the need for a healthy minimum wage for the Nigerian worker whereas on all fronts it has shown an unbriddled penchant for profligacy. READ..


® N90B for Hajj.

-N4B Cars for BAT.

-N2B Cars for RAT.

-N58B SUVs for NASS.

-N37m Monthly for NASS

-N7B for Shettima's House.

-500m for each NASS member.

-N3TN budget padding by NASS.


But you say the NLC doesn't deserve at least N150,000 monthly salary? - Author Unknown.


Reading further one would wonder why the present watch appears impervious to logic, they appear completely focussed on mendacious inveigle and perfidy, with soulless propaganda as chief BUT I'm glad for Trojans Ajaero and Osifo, and I'm thankful to providence that hurricane TUC and NLC is here. READ...


©In as much as I believe the 1000% minimum wage increment that NLC is seeking is outrageous and untenable, the FG needs to answer some vital questions:


1. What are we doing with a bi-camera legislature? Why do we need the Senate and the House of Representatives?


2. What are we doing with a Presidential Yacht, and why do we need a Presidential fleet of 10 airplanes?


3. Why was there a 300% increment on the salaries of Federal Judges, and why did the FG need to buy new SUVs for Ministers, Senators and Members of HoR?


4. Where did the FG get over ₦80 billion to finance the needless foreign trips of the President and his Vice within a year?


5. Where did the FG get the ₦100 billion used to finance the Muslim pilgrimage in 2024?


Until the FG is able to provide answers to these pertinent questions, they have no right or moral justification not to increase the minimum wage by at least 200%. Credit: Femi Falana SAN.


Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty, we must therefore rise up and organize rather than agonize. We must close ranks and forge ahead with the NLC and TUC rather than break ranks. We must show to those who criticize and oppose our cause that the Hallmark of Patriotism is a critical mass, and proactive opposition. Once again I salute organized Labour for rising to be counted.


'E Soweto E Africa... Solidarity Forever!!


Prof Chris Mustapha Nwaokobia Jnr.

Convener COUNTRYFIRST MOVEMENT.


Let no one call them names, they have raised the Progressive Bar remarkably high, perhaps the highest since the 2012 Ojota Fuel Hike protestation. Yours sincerely was heavily involved in that siege against Jonathan's Administration (in fact I addressed the rally in Ojota several times through the near two weeks of that popular action), a siege that was supported in cash and kind by the present watchman President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.


Against formidable attrition and debauchery, against the threat of jail and imprisonment, against a government that is squandamania oriented, and against a government sold to propaganda and gaslighting, they rose, they mobilized and shut down the nation with intent to call government to address the need for living wage, and they did so effectively, effectually and efficiently for 48 hours. I'm impressed and enamoured by the commitment of the NLC and the TUC to Take Back Our Country for good with the call for Living Wage as veritable weapon. Kudos.


Also impressive is the suspension of the Strike (Industrial Action) with a timeline. In 5 days time if the negotiation for Living Wage for Nigerian Workers remains a hard-call for government, the Civil Society, the Progressive left and the Nigerian Studentry must join forces with organized Labour to rescue the soul of our nation from the hoard of rampaging buccaneers feasting on our collective patrimony with reckless abandon.


In the one year of the present watch, the government has shown an uncanny predilection to wastage and wanderlust. See instances and questions that dominate the social media space and ask yourself why the government is slow about the need for a healthy minimum wage for the Nigerian worker whereas on all fronts it has shown an unbriddled penchant for profligacy. READ..


® N90B for Hajj.

-N4B Cars for BAT.

-N2B Cars for RAT.

-N58B SUVs for NASS.

-N37m Monthly for NASS

-N7B for Shettima's House.

-500m for each NASS member.

-N3TN budget padding by NASS.


But you say the NLC doesn't deserve at least N150,000 monthly salary? - Author Unknown.


Reading further one would wonder why the present watch appears impervious to logic, they appear completely focussed on mendacious inveigle and perfidy, with soulless propaganda as chief BUT I'm glad for Trojans Ajaero and Osifo, and I'm thankful to providence that hurricane TUC and NLC is here. READ...


©In as much as I believe the 1000% minimum wage increment that NLC is seeking is outrageous and untenable, the FG needs to answer some vital questions:


1. What are we doing with a bi-camera legislature? Why do we need the Senate and the House of Representatives?


2. What are we doing with a Presidential Yacht, and why do we need a Presidential fleet of 10 airplanes?


3. Why was there a 300% increment on the salaries of Federal Judges, and why did the FG need to buy new SUVs for Ministers, Senators and Members of HoR?


4. Where did the FG get over ₦80 billion to finance the needless foreign trips of the President and his Vice within a year?


5. Where did the FG get the ₦100 billion used to finance the Muslim pilgrimage in 2024?


Until the FG is able to provide answers to these pertinent questions, they have no right or moral justification not to increase the minimum wage by at least 200%. Credit: Femi Falana SAN.


Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty, we must therefore rise up and organize rather than agonize. We must close ranks and forge ahead with the NLC and TUC rather than break ranks. We must show to those who criticize and oppose our cause that the Hallmark of Patriotism is a critical mass, and proactive opposition. Once again I salute organized Labour for rising to be counted.


'E Soweto E Africa... Solidarity Forever!!


Prof Chris Mustapha Nwaokobia Jnr.

Convener COUNTRYFIRST MOVEMENT.

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