Home | News | General | Minimum wage - Workers are running out of patience - Labour
Nigerian Traditional Medicine Practitioners Offer To Treat Buhari
I will pay 100,000 minimum wage if elected president – Sowore

Minimum wage - Workers are running out of patience - Labour

- The Nigeria Labour Congress chief said workers are running out of patience as the federal government debate the N30,000 minimum wage

- The Labour chief added that the congress has no plan to reduce the minimum wage from the N30,000 earlier demanded

Barely two weeks after submitting a committee report on the mew minimum wage to President Muhammadu Buhari, labour chiefs restated on Friday that workers were running out of patience with government over the slow action on issue.

On November 5, Buhari received the report of a tripartite committee he set up since last November, to fashion out a new minimum wage for workers.

Nigerian workers have been voicing their frustrations over what they describe as the peanuts paid to public sector workers in a country where political office holders, including members of the parliament receive some of the biggest pay checks in the world.

READ ALSO: NAIJ.com upgrades to Legit.ng: a letter from our Editor-in-Chief Bayo Olupohunda

Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, the labour leaders vowed that there would be neither retreat nor surrender in the resolve of labour to ensure that workers were paid N30,000 as minimum wage.

The Secretary-General of the Trade Union Congress, Mr Musa Lawal, said that labour would not accept any sum less than what was agreed on by the committee.

”It is the tripartite committee decision for workers to be paid N30, 000 as minimum wage. There is no going back by labour on the amount.”

He said that any governor, who would not pay the sum should have no place governing a state, noting that governors should respect agreements they entered into.

Lawal said that labour would not hesitate to return to Abuja for further dialogue on the issue if the need arose, rather than waiting endlessly on the matter.

The Deputy General-Secretary of the United Labour Congress, Mr Chris Onyeka, said also that governors were bound to pay the N30, 000 because they were represented in the committee.

Onyeka remarked that the apparent delay in resolving the wage issue was a cover up to frustrate workers on the matter.

PAY ATTENTION: Read the news on Nigeria’s #1 news app

”The delay is a cover up. Except President Muhammadu Buhari wants to say that the tripartite committee report submitted to him has become irrelevant.

”For now, the meeting between the president and the governors and threat by the later to sack workers are delay tactics on the wage implementation. We will not take it.”

Onyeka told Buhari to hasten the new wage issue and forward the bill to the National Assembly to avoid a major labour unrest ahead of national elections early next year.

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Nigerian Governors’ Forum said it will re-strategize and dialogue with President Muhammadu Buhari on the issues associated with the proposed N30, 000 minimum wage.

To drive the process, the forum has constituted a committee to meet the president to work out a formula to quickly resolve the issues.

NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng We have updated to serve you better.

Can the President Agree to Earn N18,000 Monthly? - Nigeria Street Gist | Legit TV

[embedded content]

Source: Legit.ng

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM: General Visit website


view more articles

About Article Author

Chuka (Webby) Aniemeka
Chuka (Webby) Aniemeka

Chuka is an experienced certified web developer with an extensive background in computer science and 18+ years in web design &development. His previous experience ranges from redesigning existing website to solving complex technical problems with object-oriented programming. Very experienced with Microsoft SQL Server, PHP and advanced JavaScript. He loves to travel and watch movies.

View More Articles

100 Most Popular News

1 2 Displaying 1 - 100 of 130