New minimum wage: Labour gives December 31 deadline to governors

Organized Labour has said it was ready to go to war with any governor that fails to implement the N30,000 minimum wage by December 31, 2019.

Six months ago, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the New Minimum Wage Act into law.

However, only five states – Kaduna, Kebbi, Lagos, Adamawa and Jigawa – have commenced implementation and payment of the new wage so far.

The Secretary-General of Trade Union Congress (TUC), Musa-Lawal Ozigi, has now said any governor that fails to implement or show commitment before the Tuesday deadline, would be deemed to have declared war against labour.

He told newsmen in Abuja that: “Most states are working hard. Let us see how they go. Deadline does not mean that if it expires we will take action immediately. It simply means that the grace period is…

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