Minimum Wage: Some govs frustrating our efforts – Labour cries out

Minimum Wage: Some govs frustrating our efforts – Labour cries out

Upah also warned that it’s easier to manage the rage of
organised labour than that of Nigerians.


“The issue is not about labour being difficult; we’re
talking about something practical, testable, and reasonable. One thing I will
say is that the rage of Labour will be easier to manage than the rage of
Nigerians, even as we speak for and on behalf of these weak Nigerians.


“However, if they push Nigerians to the point that they have
to live the life of a jungle, we’ll all become victims. A time shall come that
is not too far away where you have to peep from your window three to four times
before you step out of your own room,’’ he said


Recall that the Organised Labour last Tuesday suspended its
nationwide strike for five days to allow uninterrupted meetings with the
tripartite committee on the new national minimum wage.


The Federal Government, through the Secretary to the Government
of the Federation, George Akume, stated that it is committed to paying more
than N60,000 as the minimum wage.


However, the 36 state governors, under the umbrella of the
Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, have stated that the proposed N60,000 minimum wage
is not sustainable and cannot be implemented.


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