Minimum wage: TUC gives states January 31 ultimatum


The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC has issued a twenty-one ultimatum to 30 states to conclude negotiations and commence payment of the new national minimum wage.

At its National Executive Council meeting in Lagos, the union warned the states concerned to be ready for industrial action after expiration of the
ultimatum.

The communiqué was signed by the President, TUC, Quadri Olaleye and the Secretary General, TUC, Musa Lawal.
It read in part, “The congress advises all state governments that have not complied with the implementation and immediate payment of the N30, 000 new national minimum wage to commence negotiations and implementation on or before 31st January, 2020.
“Otherwise the state governments should be responsible for the consequences of their failure. State councils have been directed to commence mobilisation of their members immediately.”
On Monday, the Organised labour said it would meet to review the minimum wage negotiations between states and workers across Nigeria.

Ekiti, Cross River, Benue, Gombe, Osun, Sokoto, Oyo, Niger, Ogun, Enugu, Bayelsa, Rivers, Kwara, Taraba and Anambra states have reportedly not agreed on consequential adjustments of salaries.

While Lagos, Kaduna, Bauchi, Kastina and Borno states had agreed to pay the new minimum wage, other states started negotiations few days to the end of the December 31, 2019 deadline

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