Minimum wage: State governors get new deadline from Trade Union

Minimum wage: State governors get new deadline from Trade Union

- State governors have been urged to comply with the newly approved N30,000 minimum wage for workers in their states

- Labour union also issued a deadline of the expected approval of the new minimum wage from the states

- The labour union said state governments will experience a shutdown if the implementation of the new minimum wage is not complied with

The leadership of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Thursday, January 9, issued a fresh ultimatum to state governors over the implementation of the newly FG approved minimum wage.

The union said that all state governments that failed to comply with the implementation of the new N30,000 minimum wage by January 31, will face an industrial action by its members in such state.

A communique released on Thursday, January 9, by the union said all state chapters across Nigeria have been directed to mobilise for a strike action ahead of the deadline.

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The president of TUC, Quadri Olaleye, noting that only six states have complied with the implementation process said the labour union will shut any state yet to comply with the implementation or negotiation process.

Minimum wage: State governors get new deadline from Trade Union

The labour union said state governments will experience a shutdown if the implementation of the new minimum wage is not complied with.
Source: UGC

Olaleye said: “As at now and by our record, only six states have signed and commenced implementation, 15 states are in the process of negotiation, while the rest are yet to commence negotiation."

"We want to assure them this is not an empty threat. Labour will shut down any state that has not yet started the implementation or negotiation,” Olaleye added.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Edo state government among some other states across the country approved the implementation of the new minimum wage for its workers.

A statement by the special adviser to the state governor on media and communication strategy, Crusoe Osagie, said workers in the state would start enjoying the new wage from January 2020.

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