Osun NLC cancels Workers’ Day celebration in tribute to Adeleke
Posted by News Express | 1 May 2017 | 1,244 times
•Late Senator Isiaka Adeleke.
The Osun State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress on Monday cancelled the Workers’ Day celebrations in the state over the death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke.
Adeleke, who was the first executive of the state had died on April 23, shocking many of his supporters.
The NLC Chairman in the state, Mr. Jacob Adekomi, who confirmed the development, said the decision was taken to honour the late politician, whose Fidau prayer also comes up on Monday.
The Osun NLC, however, joined other state chapters in calling for the payment of outstanding salaries.
Calls for a review of the minimum wage and payment of salary arrears have dominated the Workers’ Day celebrations with NLC President Ayuba Waba describing the calls as modest and legitimate.
“By law and practice, and through a collective bargaining process, government, employers of labour and organised labour as represented by TUC and NLC, have agreed that in every five years, we need to review the minimum wage because of a lot of factors – the cost of living, inflation and other factors that need to be considered,” Wabba told Channels Television.
“Therefore, it is due both by law and in practice. And it is a legitimate demand.” (Channels TV)