Minimum Wage: Labour demands 5-month arrears from FG

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The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has reportedly called on the federal government to pay five months arrears of the new minimum wage when the payment begins this month.

The labour union which was part of the organised labour which negotiated the full implementation of the new minimum wage across all levels said it wants minimum wage payment to be backdated to April 18 when President Muhammadu Buhari signed the new minimum wage bill into law. This, according to Premium Times, was revealed in a statement by the acting chairman of the union, Anchaver Simon, and the secretary, Alade Lawal. The union added that it will take action against any organisation that fails to pays below the new minimum wage structure.

Recall that labour minister Chris Ngige said the payment of the new minimum wage would be with immediate effect. This followed the agreement between the federal government and the organised labour on the consequential adjustments arising from the implementation of the new minimum wage.

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