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TUC Expresses Disappointment Over FG’s Attitude Toward Minimum Wage Implementation

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Federal Government’s attitude towards the implementation of the newThe Chairman of the Trade Union Congress, TUC,Ekiti State council, Mr Sola Adigun says Nigerian workers are disappointed over the Federal Government’s attitude towards the implementation of the new minimum wage.

Speaking with newsmen in Ado Ekiti, Mr Adigun said after signing into law, the National Minimum Wage following protracted struggle by the labour movement, it’s laughable that government would suddenly turn back to say it would only implement the thirty percent wage for workers on level 1-6 alone.

The Ekiti TUC boss insisted that the Nigerian labour movement would not accept anything short of full implementation of the 30,000 naira new wage across all categories of workforce I the public service, in lieu of the global economic reality.

Going down historical lane,the labour leader said since 1981, the Nigerian workers had struggled against inconsistent successive governments on the issue of the national minimum wage.

He also told state governments that labour would not accept non compliance of the new minimum wage, particularly Zamfara state which is currently paying 7,000 despite the 18,000 naira wage.

Mr Adigun therefore charged the federal government to review its stance and obey its own law, so that the further meeting fixed for the 14th of this month will be the last over the minimum wage saga.

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