nlc insist on increase of minimum wage,

The Organised Labour and the Federal Government may be heading for a collision course as workers converged on Abuja on Thursday to take a final decision on their demands for upward review of the N18,000 Minimum Wage

Workers under the aegis  of the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC, said the current Minimum Wage was due for a review five years after commencement of the payment  as contained in the Minimum Wage Act

Addressing the National Executive Council members of the Union, President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, warned against further delay in the payment of workers salary by some state governments and called for immediate prosecution of politicians indicted for corruption

The meeting is expected to come out with a definite time to commence negotiations with government on wage review and take position on whether or not to declare  strikes in states owing workers salary.

Not less than 19 states across the federation are in difficulty of paying workers’ salaries. The federal government has proposed a “bail-out” arrangement to provide soft loans to the affected states which will be gradually withdrawn from their monthly allocation.  


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