Thursday, October 10, 2019

Minimum wage: we’ve started mobilising for showdown after October 16 - TUC

The Trade Union Congress, TUC, has disclosed that the organised labour has commenced mobilisation of workers for a lockdown of the country if the federal government fails to abide by the signed N30,000 minimum wage on both parties’ final meeting scheduled for October 16.

TUC chairman in Enugu State, Comrade Igbokwe C Igbokwe who made the disclosure in Enugu on Wednesday said the Union has already issued directives to its organs including his state.

He wondered why the federal government is probating and reprobating at the same time. He said that the Nigerian workers were angry and ready to down tools at the end of October 16 if the government fails to make sense at the end of that day. Speaking in Enugu, Igbokwe said that Nigerian workers were no longer comfortable with the delay in the implementation of the new minimum wage already signed into law. “We are preparing. We just got a letter from the national leadership of our union to start mobilising, that is if at the close of work on October 16 and government did not meet up labour’s demand, we shall call workers out for strike.