Implement new minimum wage or face wrath of workers, public servants warn govt

Posted by Soji-Eze Fagbemi, Abuja | 24 October 2018 | 1,118 times

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The public servants, comparing workers in the core civil servants and their counterparts in the government departments and parastatals have warned both Federal and state governments to implement new minimum wage or face the wrath of workers.

Under the aegis of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC); Trade Union Side (TUS) the workers, in agreement with the decision reached by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the United Labour Congress (ULC), insisted that the government must implement new national minimum wage, or face indefinite strike action.

In a statement signed by the Chairman of JNPSNC, Comrade Abdrafiu Alani Adeniji; and the Secretary, Comrade Alade Bashir Lawal, the workers condemned the manipulation by the Federal Government to derail the new national minimum wage.

They stressed the urgent need for the Federal Government and the state to accept the minimum wage agreed by the tripartite in their last meeting and ensure its implementation urgently.

The JNPSNC regretted that instead of the Federal Government to send a bill to the National Assembly to enact the 2018 National Minimum Wage Act, it has elected to embark on a fruitless plot to subvert the entire negotiation that took more than one year to conclude.

•Excerpted from Tribune report

Source: News Express

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