Minimum wages of Nigerian Textile worker rise by 13 %

Minimum wages of Nigerian Textile worker rise by 13 %

As per the 46th national collective agreement, the minimum wage of the Nigerian textile and apparel workers will increase by 13 % to NGN 32000 (USD101) per month. The said agreement has been signed by NUTGTWN, the National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria () and NTGTEA, the Nigeria Textile Garment and Tailoring Employers Association

Post the wage hike, the minimum wage in Nigerian textile and garment industry would be more than 70 % of the current national minimum wage of NGN 18000. Sources say that the increase in minimum wage rate will enable the labourers in the textile industry to deal with the economic recession.

Through the collective bargaining process, there was 18 % and 15 % rise in the wage rate in 2012 and 2014 respectively, according to NUTGTWN. Collective bargaining is a process of negotiation between employers and a group of employees aimed at agreements to regulate working salaries, working conditions, benefits, and other areas of workers’ compensation and rights.


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