Implement minimum wage before Dec. 31 or risk strike, NLC tells govs

Frank Ikpefan, Abuja

The Nigeria Labour Congress may shutdown some states over the non-implementation of the N30, 000 new minimum wage signed into law in April this year by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The NLC have given the governors of these states December 31 to conclude all negotiations on the consequential adjustment and begin full implementation of the wage.

It said that some states have so far failed to setup a negotiating committee between them and organised labour on the consequential adjustment of salaries.

The NLC stated this in a communique issued at the end of a one day stakeholders’ meeting on the implementation of the new national minimum wage in Abuja.

The communique was jointly signed by NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, its General Secretary, Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja, and National Chairperson, Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (Trade Union Side), Comrade Abdulrafiu A. Adeniji.

It noted that organised labour could not guarantee industrial…

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