NLC gives Obiano 14-day ultimatum to pay Minimum Wage

Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Anambra State chapter has charged the state Governor, Willie Obiano, to implement the agreed template on new minimum wage within 14 days or have the state shutdown.

NLC, in a communiqué issued at the end its State Executive Council meeting on the implementation of the new minimum wage and its consequential adjustment on Monday evening in Awka, accused the governor of not implementing the agreed template it reached with the organised labour.

The labour expressed disappointment over the non-implementation and disregard to the agreement government reached with workers in the state.

The communiqué was jointly signed by the Chairman of Joint Negotiations Council (JNC), Benson Jibike; Chairman of Anambra State chapter of NLC, Jerry Nnubia; Chairman of Anambra State Trade Union Congress (TUC), Ifeanyi Okechukwu; Acting Secretary of JNC/Secretary of Anambra State Civil Service of Nigeria, Barr. Alex Ebi; and Secretary of the Nigerian Union Local Government Employees (NULGE), Netufo Segun.

“We are not happy with the government’s implementation of the minimum wage and will proceed on industrial action after the expiration of the 14-day ultimatum, if nothing is done to implement the agreed template.

“On January 24, 2020, we finalised agreement with government on the new minimum wage increment, but surprisingly workers received their January salaries without the reflection of the agreed scale increment,” Jibike said.

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