Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Give Us New Minimum Wage Now, Stop Wasting Time- NLC Threatens Buhari

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has called on the Muhammadu Buhari administration to stop wasting time and implement the new N50,000 minimum wage for workers.

Speaking on Wednesday, NLC factional leader Ayuba Wabba, said workers are running out of patience over the delay.

“As you must have heard we have also submitted a request for an upward review of the National Minimum Wage which was signed into law in 2011 by President Jonathan, by the present administration, Despite the fact that the minimum wage was due for renegotiation after 5 years, the current administration is dragging its feet in constituting a tripartite committee as is the practice to negotiate a new minimum wage.

“Against the background of the harsh economic times and the impact on the working people, we cannot wait indefinitely for government to respond at its own time. Though we have been told by the administration that the panel will be constituted, we enjoined the government to urgently sort out whatever the constraint it is it’s facing and act on the matter before we are forced to take actions that may be unpleasant.”

He spoke at the 4th National Gender Conference of the NLC, being organised by the NLC Women Commission in Abuja.

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