The President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, has disclosed that the organized labour will embark on an indefinite strike if the invoice to alter the legislation on minimal wage is allowed to move.
The invoice sponsored by Garba Datti, which has scaled second studying within the Home of Representatives has been referred to the Home Committee on constitutional modification.
The invoice seeks to maneuver the minimal wage from the unique legislative record to the concurrent legislative record. The implication is that the state governments will decide the minimal wage.
“These sponsoring this invoice are those instigating disaster. NLC is towards this invoice. No matter incentive that has been introduced, they need to change their minds and stand with the folks.
“Governors throughout the 36 states are incomes the identical salaries, why are they now discovering it tough to adjust to a world commonplace.
“We’ve referred to as on the President to disregard the obnoxious invoice.”
He added that at a time the US is making strikes to extend minimal wage, Nigerian lawmakers are making “obnoxious legal guidelines.”
“Have you learnt the minimal wage in America. It’s $10 handed by President Obama (Barrak). When Biden got here, the very first thing he stated is that the minimal wage will probably be elevated to $15 per hour.’
Talking on behalf of the Home, the Majority Chief, Hassan Ado Dogwa assured the union members that the Home has famous their considerations.
Minimal wage modification invoice: NLC threatens indefinite strike