Kogi workers demand implementation of new minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have called on the government to set machinery in motion for the implementation of the new minimum wage for workers in the state.

They made the call in a joint statement issued in Lokoja, the state capital on Friday.

The unions reminded the government of the December 31 ultimatum given by the NLC for the completion of negotiation on the implementation of the new minimum wage, saying that there was need to hasten its implementation to avoid industrial dispute.

The organised labour in the statement signed by Onuh Edoka and Ranti Ojo, Chairmen of NLC and TUC, respectively, however, praised the government for prompt payment of state workers salary.

They urged local government administrators in the state to emulate the…

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