Don’t Start A Battle You Can’t Finish, Workers Warn Governors Over Proposed Non Payment Of Minimum Wages

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Ghen ghen, the battle has just begun and we are with the
WORKERS on this. Lol. According to Premium Times, Governors of the 36 states of
the federation may face a major confrontation with Nigerian workers, following
yesterday’s declaration that they would no longer be able to pay the N18,000
national minimum wage due to dwindling oil revenue.
The pronouncement has triggered stern objections by various
workers’ groups in the country, with organised labour threatening to shut down
the country should the governors insist on taking the decision.
Leaders of the various labour groups, including the Nigeria
Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, also warned
against the ugly consequences of the governors’ decision.

The President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, spoke in strong terms
against the governors’ declaration, saying “Nigerian workers would vehemently
and totally reject it.”
Mr. Wabba said the NLC would come out with a formal position
at the end of its Central Working Committee, CWC, meeting on Friday.
Another labour leader, Joe Ajaero, dismissed the governors’
resolution as “empty threat that should be ignored.”

“The governors should not start a battle they would not sustain
or finish, because Nigerian workers have the capacity to retrench them,” Mr.
Ajaero said.

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