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Labour urges FG to inaugurate committee on minimum wage
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Labour urges FG to inaugurate committee on minimum wage

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TVC N. The Nigerian labour movement has called on the Federal Government to accelerate the inauguration of the Tripartite Committee for the implementation of the new National Minimum Wage for workers in the country.

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr. Ayuba Wabba, and his Trade Union Congress (TUC) counterpart, Mr. Bobboi Kagama, made the call while reacting to the fallout of the May Day celebration on Monday in Abuja.

Nigerian workers had expressed anger and disappointment at the non-implementation of the minimum wage thereby disrupting the 2017 May Day celebration.

Wabba said the constitution of the tripartite committee was imperative as the economy was not friendly to workers.

He said workers have today expressed their sadness because many of them have not received their salaries, adding that it was a demonstration of anger on the situation in the country.

“The challenges workers are passing through are enormous, workers have expected that either the President or the vice president would have been present at the rally to respond to workers yearning and anticipation,” the NLC president said.

“Workers attitude today have shown that it is an accumulation of anger, and that the economic situation is bitingvery hard on them as many of them cannot pay their bills.

“They also expected that the minimum wage will receive accelerated attention and that the pronouncement will be made here but the case is otherwise.”

Kaigama said the leadership of NLC and TUC sympathised with workers over the current hardship in the country.

NAN

 

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