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Labour kicks against planned removal of wage from exclusive list

By Bassey Chinyere on 30/04/2017

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•Protesting workers.
•Protesting workers.

The organised labour has resolved to mobilise workers to protest against the moves to remove minimum wage from the exclusive to concurrent legislative list.

Mr Joe Ajaero, the President, United Labour Congress (ULC), said at the pre-2017 May Day seminar organised by ULC, in Lagos that the unions would fight against the move.

The transfer of wage to concurrent list will mean that the central and regional or state governments can make law on it, and will no longer be binding on states to adopt federal wages.

According to Ajaero, the move is ill-motivated to deny workers their right to live well which is what some of the governors have been advocating but we will mobilise against them.

He said that If the planned delisting of wage from the exclusive legislative list succeeds, it means that the country would no longer have a national minimum wage.

“It means that each state of the federation will be empowered to legislate and arrive at what should be their respective minimum,” he said.

The ULC leader said that the current minimum wage of N18,000 was signed into effect in 2011, by former President Goodluck Johnathan, subject to a review every five years.

He said that labour since 2016, had been agitating for the review of the wage citing hyperinflation and the devaluation of the Naira which had continued to impact negatively on workers’ take-home pay.

He said that workers not only deserved wage increase, but better welfare package in both the public and private sector.

Ajaero said that the national economy was wobbling not because Nigeria as a nation was poor, but because of deep rooted corruption.

“This is why as a labour movement, we need to be in the streets to insist that working condition of the people must be improved.”

Prof. Pat Utomi, a professor of political economics, who also spoke at the symposium, said the labour movement had been docile.

Utomi spoke on the topic, “The role of Trade Union Movement in Recessionary Economy”.

He was represented by Mr Adegbenro Rasheed, the Vice President, Centre for Values in Leadership.

Utomi said that labour must unite in the advocacy for strong institutions and knowledge-driven leadership in Nigeria.

According to him, leadership in modern societies no longer require only passion, but sound knowledge

He said there was the need for the government to enunciate policies and programmes that would take the economy out of recession.

Also speaking, Professor Funmi Adewunmi, a guest lecturer said that part of the measures required to take the economy out of recession was increased production.

Adewunmi said that this was in addition to exportation of goods and services that would enable the country earn foreign exchange.

He said there was the need for the government to cut down on costs of governance by streaming certain agencies and parastatals of government which do not add value to the national economy. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 30/04/2017 09:41:11 AM

 

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