- States still negotiating on the consequential adjustment of the new minimum wage have been asked to conclude negotiations before the end of December 2019
- The NLC has threatened that failure to do so will have consequences
- Chairman of the union, Ayuba Wabba, said workers deserve the best
The Nigeria Labour Congress has said no going back on the December 2019 ultimatum given to state governors on the consequential adjustment of the N30,000 new minimum wage.
The president of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, in a statement on Tuesday, December 24, said states still negotiating with it need to wrap up negotiations before the end of December 2019 or expect “a not-too-friendly” New Year gift from it.
According to him, workers and pensioners deserve the very best of care and welfare during this Christmas season, Daily Trust reports.
Wabba said he was hopeful Nigerians would experience a positive turnaround in the coming year.
“We encourage Nigerian pensioners and workers in every nook and cranny of our country – our teachers, our seamen, civil servants our engineers, the labourers, the cleaners, factory workers, our journalists, our medical professionals, workers in the transport sector, bankers, Nigerians working in the hospitality industry, out soldiers and law enforcement officers, to take some moments this Christmas to savour the joy of their toil brings to millions of the compatriots," he said.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian Governors' Forum said its members are working hard to meet the December 31 implementation deadline for the N30,000 minimum wage.
Chairman of the forum and Ekiti state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi said the financial capabilities of each state varies.
He, however, said the governors have been engaging with the respective branches of the NLC to meet up with the deadline.
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