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Ekiti Assembly shut over workers minimum wage protest

Actions on the Ekiti State Home of Meeting have been on Wednesday halted for over two hours, following a peaceable protest staged by the organised labour within the state on the contentious minimal wage.

The employees, comprising members of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Commerce Union Congress (TUC), staged the protest over the proposed plan by the Nationwide Meeting to take away the nationwide minimal wage from the unique listing to the concurrent listing.

They paraded placards with inscriptions that learn: “eradicating nationwide minimal wage from the unique listing is a criminal offense” Nationwide Minimal wage is our proper” Don’t decentralized staff wages” say no to minimal wage elimination” “NLC, TUC on minimal wage we stand” “wage theft: prison in opposition to humanity amongst others.

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Of their separate remarks through the protest, the Ekiti State Chairmen of the TUC and NLC comrades Sola Adigun and Kolapo Olatunde respectively, stated the protest is a nationwide one to point out their displeasure on the proposed invoice earlier than the Nationwide Meeting on the elimination of the nationwide minimal wage from the unique listing to the concurrent listing.

The labour leaders used the event to bemoan the governors of some states in Nigeria whom they alleged to be behind the transfer.

The employees threatened to embark on a nationwide strike if the Nationwide Meeting goes forward with the plan.

The labour additionally used the event to remind the Ekiti State Home of Meeting to reinstate the 21-sacked staff from the meeting, who have been shoved out of the system as a result of alleged irregularities of their appointments.

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Responding, the Speaker of the Ekiti State Home of Meeting, Hon. Fuminiyi Afuye counseled the labour over the peaceable protest and promised to ship the message to the governor.

Afuye, who harassed the necessity for the restructuring of the nation, stated the transfer would additional make the federal system of presidency extra environment friendly.

On the sacked workers of the meeting, Afuye disclosed {that a} committee has been set as much as look into the matter, promising that the Committee can be reporting again to the meeting inside the subsequent one week.

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