35% Pay Rise: NLC Insists on N615,000 Living Wage

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The National Labour Congress (NLC) president, Joe Ajaero has insisted that the minimum wage should not be below N615,000.

In an interview with Channels TV, Ajaero argued that workers deserve a “living wage” that is sufficient to cover their basic needs.

His argument follows federal government’s decision to raise civil servants’ salaries by 35 per cent.

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Earlier, President Bola Tinubu approved a salary increase of 25-35 per cent for civil servants across six consolidated salary structures, including the Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure (CONPSS) and the Consolidated Armed Forces Salary Structure (CONAFSS).

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However, Ajaero claimed that the increase falls short of a living wage and called on the federal government to pay workers an amount that would keep them above the poverty line.

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