NLC Grant FG & States Oct 31 Ultimatum To Pay New Minimum Wage

Must Read

Free 250,000 FG/CAC Business Names Registration for MSMES

Business formalisation Support of the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Survival Fund As part of Federal Government’s post-Covid-19 Pandemic...

How To Block Your Bank Account And SIM Card In Case Of Emergency

Losing your phone and wallet or having them stolen can be very frustrating. However, in case that happens to...

FG offers free business registration for 250,000 MSMEs

The Federal Government says it has offered free business registration for 250,000 Micro, Small and  Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) nationwide...
- Advertisement -

Associated labour yesterday gave the three tiers of government October 31 as the deadline to pay the N30,000 new minimum wage.

Following series of stalemated talks, both the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) had last week issued an ultimatum urging the federal government to conclude negotiations on the consequential adjustment on the new minimum wage on or before October 16.

NLC and TUC also gave federal government till Wednesday (tomorrow) to reconvene and conclude negotiation on consequential adjustment for the new minimum wage.

The two labour centres warned that if their demands on the full implementation of the new minimum wage were not met on close of work on October 16, they would embark on industrial action without notice to the government.

- Advertisement -

In a communiqué issued at the end of a meeting between NLC, TUC and the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC-Trade Union Side) in Abuja, the labour movement had rejected the offer by government for salary adjustment of 11 per cent for public workers on salary grade level 07 – 14 and 6.5 per cent consequential increase for public workers on grade level 15 – 17.

However, speaking for the federal government, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige had pointed out that the only way government could meet demands of labour is to retrench workers or sack redundant ones.

But in an address delivered yesterday by the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba, to mark the 2019 Decent Work Day in Abuja, the labour movement said that government must keep its promise of putting people first by reversing the ugly trend of wage poverty and extreme inequality.

Read Also:  Africa Must Diversify Energy Sources, Experts Advise

Wabba, whose speech was read by the Deputy President of NLC, Mr Benjamin Anthony, argued that there could not be decent work without decent wages.

- Advertisement -

“The national minimum wage is the floor for decent wages. We call on all tiers of government in Nigeria to commence full implementation of the N30,000 national minimum wage. Also, negotiations for the consequential salary adjustment must be concluded now so that all workers would have a reason to smile at the end of this October,” he said.

He urged the government to increase investment in care to generate economic growth, tackle growing demographic challenges and help overcome gender discrimination by mainstreaming women in the economy.

While calling for enhanced labour inspection in factories, and plantations, NLC demanded that stringent penalty be applied to all employers, who are not conforming to the provisions of the Labour law.

Read Also:  Catch Up on the Latest Episode of Accelerate TV's The Yellow Wall

“We call on the Minister of Labour and Employment to fast track the promised revitalisation of the Inspectorate Division of the Ministry of Labour and Employment and reactivation of the National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC) as an instrument of social dialogue.

- Advertisement -
NLC Grant FG & States Oct 31 Ultimatum To Pay New Minimum Wage - Brand SpurNLC Grant FG & States Oct 31 Ultimatum To Pay New Minimum Wage - Brand Spur

Subscribe to BrandSpur Ng

Subscribe for latest updates. Signup to best of brands and business news, informed analysis and opinions among others that can propel you, your business or brand to greater heights.

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

NLC Grant FG & States Oct 31 Ultimatum To Pay New Minimum Wage - Brand SpurNLC Grant FG & States Oct 31 Ultimatum To Pay New Minimum Wage - Brand Spur

Latest News

HappyFamily Launches New Nutritious Meal Replacement Product: DrMiow Professor Meal

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 28 October 2020 - In 2012, HappyFamily is founded by Malaysia's renowned and outstanding iridology expert-- Master Tan. The...

Taiwan’s Sugarcane Straws Explore US Market

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 27 October 2020 - Taiwan not only invented bubble tea that has created a global phenomenon, one of...

XSD Partners with NEFIN to Power Up Its Plant with Solar Energy in Malaysia

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 27 October 2020 - Integrated papermaking specialist, XSD International Paper Sdn Bhd ("XSD") announced that it has entered into a power purchase agreement ("PPA")...

Local Business Crowdfunding Platform SeedIn Rebrands to BRDGE and Announces Planned Expansion Into Indonesia

Rebranding exercise aims to better harness the Kampung Spirit of Singaporeans supporting their favourite local businesses SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 27 October 2020 - Singapore-based...

GS1 Hong Kong and buildingSMART Hong Kong Chapter signed a MoU to advance global standards in the construction sector

HONG KONG, CHINA -  Media OutReach - 27 October, 2020 - GS1 Hong Kong has signed a Memorandum of...
- Advertisement -
BrandsPur Weekly Cartoons
- Advertisement -NLC Grant FG & States Oct 31 Ultimatum To Pay New Minimum Wage - Brand SpurNLC Grant FG & States Oct 31 Ultimatum To Pay New Minimum Wage - Brand Spur