The leadership of the Organised Labour has directed workers in the states where governors have refused to implement the new minimum wage to immediately embark on indefinite strike.
Leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, made the call at the Eagle Square, Abuja, on Saturday to celebrate this year’s Workers Day.
They said the refusal of state Governors to pay the new minimum wage is a violation of workers right, which must be resisted.
Part of the statement reads:
“We demand an upward review of salary of core civil servants to narrow the gap between their emoluments and those of employees in other segments of the public service. We implore the federal government to once more direct the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation to set up a committee to undertake this review.”
“For Nigerian workers, it has been a catalogue of workplace and trade union rights violations. First is the criminal refusal by some state governors to pay the new national minimum wage and consequential increase in salaries thus violating workers’ rights.”