Subsidy Removal: Increase minimum wage to N200,000.00, TUC tells President Tinubu

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has advised President Bola Tinubu to raise the minimum wage of workers in the country to N200, 000 to cushion the effects of the fuel subsidy removal.

It said that should be done before the end of June to implement Petroleum Industry Act, adding that the consequential adjustment on Cost of Living Allowance should be considered.

President and General Secretary of TUC, Festus Osifo and Nuhu Toro respectively, in a statement jointly signed said these were parts of their demands during their ongoing negotiation with the government.

Osifo said they also demanded that the “status quo ante of PMS pump price” should be maintained while discussion continues, adding that a representative of state governors must be a party to the communique, and that all the governors must commit to implementing the new minimum wage.

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