N56,000 Minimum wage is achievable NLC tells workers
The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, National President, Ayuba Wabba, on Yesterday, asked the Nigerians workers not to lose hope on the actualisation of the proposed N56, 000 new minimum wage by NLC
Wabba reveal this at the National Delegates’ Conference (NDC) of Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) in Ibadan, Oyo state.
He said NLC would not rest on its oars until the current minimum wage of N18,000 was reviewed upward and workers’ welfare ascertained.
According to him, I assure you that this struggle will take us to the promise land; be determined for a people determined can’t be defeated.
“Never let your interest be underlined but let’s be strong and maintain one voice; we must forge ahead and make progress because a worker deserves his wages.
“We will maintain our voice of no salary, no work.”
The Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, who was Represented by the Director, Office of the Head of Civil Service, Mr. Abdulkarim Haruna, stressed the need for harmonious industrial environment for workers.
She said the good industrial relation was vital to the success of government or economy since the execution of its policies largely depended on the workforce.
Mrs Oyo-Ita disclosed that, her office was committed to restoring the integrity and dignity of the service that had been eroded over the years.
Earlier, the National President of AUPCTRE, Solomon Adelegan, said Nigerians and the union sought to end industrial backwardness, collapse of health and infrastructure decay.
He added that the masses also sought an end to over-dependence on foreign products, gross exploitation of labour and neo liberal-economic policies. Adelegan stressed the need for government to resuscitate the defunct marketing boards in the country to regulate prices of produce.
Adelegan urged Federal Government to restore the payment of gratuity to pensioners in the public sector in recognition of services rendered.