NLC urges Federal Government to reveal its position on New Minimum Wage now
Written by Taiwo Adediran on September 22, 2019
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on the Federal Government to inform workers in the country their position on the implementation of the N30,000 new minimum wage instead of the delay currently being witnessed.
The labour union while describing the delay as deliberate and frustrating, noted that leaders of the union are having a difficult time to convince workers on reasons for the delay in the implementation by the government.
The Federal Government had on May 14 inaugurated the relativity/consequential adjustment committee which in turn set up a technical sub-committee to work out the template for the adjustment of salaries of public service employees.
However, last week talks between the government and the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council on the implementation ended in a deadlock as both parties failed to reach an agreement
The NLC chairman in Ekiti State, Kolapo Olatunde who spoke during an interview with newsmen at the weekend in Ado-Ekiti said they would not back out on their agitation for better and improved welfare packages for workers in the country.
He disclosed that government must show more commitment to the implementation of the new minimum wage by working out modalities on how they would reduce all unnecessary spending, noting that what most political office holders are taking as salaries are extremely high compared to the workers.