Saturday, February 13, 2016

NLC proposes for the increment of the minimum wage to N48,000 due to the devaluation of the Naira

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is looking forward to propose a new minimum wage to the federal government following the devaluation of the naira,
the Secretary General, Nigerian Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN), Comrade Issa Aremu confirmed this when he
spoke yesterday on the sidelines of a policy dialogue on naira devaluation in Lagos,he  said the current N18,000 is no longer sustainable and the NLC would propose N48,000 as minimum wage. Governors and employers,should resign and be arrested if they cannot afford to pay their workers or implement the minimum wage as N48,000.

He said:

"The minimum wage has declined to 60 dollars. It has to move to N48,000. That is why the NLC is ready to prepare to submit our new proposal and this will be done, I tell you, whether through struggle, we will get that result.
We are one of the poorest countries in the world. Ghanaians stand better than us. Workers' wage is to turn the economy around and in spite of that some governors are still not paying as and when due. That's why I said any governor or any employer that doesn't pay salaries should resign and not only that, he should be prosecuted because the Nigerian constitution is very clear that they should pay salaries as at when due,"

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