Staff beneath the aegis of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Commerce Union Congress (TUC) in Plateau State on Wednesday took to streets to protest in opposition to the invoice searching for to maneuver nationwide minimal wage from unique to concurrent listing.
The employees additionally mentioned elimination of the minimal wage from the unique to concurrent listing was anti-workers and should be discarded.
DAILY POST experiences that employees of their numbers took their calls for to the State Home of Meeting the place they had been acquired by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Abok Ayuba.
Talking on the State Meeting advanced, Plateau NLC Vice Chairman, Comrade Sunday Akin, mentioned that the protest was declared by the nationwide management of NLC and TUC over minimal wage, hoarding of petroleum product and a plan to determine a State Judiciary Council (SJC).
Based on him,”Congress condemned in its entirety the thought of sponsoring a invoice that might take away the minimal wage from the Unique Legislative Listing to Concurrent Legislative listing.
“State governments have the proper to have their very own minimal wage to this point the wages will not be beneath the nationwide minimal wage.
“The invoice sponsored by a member of the Home of Representatives, Rep. Garba Datti Mohammed, representing Sabon Gari Federal Constituency, Kaduna, marked HB 950, has handed its 1st and 2nd studying in February 2021.
“Mr speaker, we’re right here to current the place of Plateau employees in regards to the three points,” he mentioned.
“This invoice is anti employees and it should be discarded”, he maintained.
The Vice chairman urged the speaker and certainly the Plateau Meeting to reject the invoice if it will get to them.
Additionally talking, Alhaji Abubakar Umar of TUC, mentioned that the mentioned invoice was detrimental to the curiosity of employees significantly these in Plateau.
Umar mentioned that the employees had been assured that the Plateau Home Meeting wouldn’t help the invoice.
Responding, Speaker of the Home, Ayuba thanked the employees for conducting themselves peacefully.
He mentioned, “The difficulty of modification of regulation is a course of, it should cross by the 2 chambers of Nationwide Meeting earlier than its will get to state homes of assemblies.
“As soon as it lastly comes, we are going to name the stakeholders and talk about with you earlier than we take a place”, he assured.
“Plateau Home of Meeting has by no means failed employees, even when the invoice for the autonomy for native governments got here we handed it in Plateau,” the Speaker harassed.