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N30, 000 minimum wage: NLC announces nationwide protest Wednesday

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Ebonyi chapter has scheduled to embark on a nationwide protest on Wednesday.

The NLC mentioned the protest is towards the Nationwide Meeting’s strikes to take away the Minimal Wage from the Unique Listing to the Concurrent Listing.

Ikechukwu Nwafor, the Chairman of the NLC in Ebonyi State confirmed this to the Information Company of Nigeria, NAN, on Tuesday in Abakaliki, the state capital.

Nwafor additionally urged the Nationwide Meeting to cease taking part in politics with the N30,000 minimal wage.

He mentioned: “You all know that the difficulty of the minimal wage has been a giant situation on this nation however this can be a scenario that has been taken care of by the regulation of this nation by way of the minimal wage act.

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“It is extremely unlucky that up until now, so many states are but to implement the N30, 000 for staff; some have paid pretend wages like peanuts to its staff.

“So, the difficulty on the bottom now could be the invoice sponsored within the nationwide meeting requesting the elimination of minimal wage from the unique record. We’re going out tomorrow, being Wednesday, to say that such a transfer to take away it’s not obtainable.

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“Minimal wage is the suitable of staff and shouldn’t be politicised as established by regulation. If the nationwide meeting does that, what is going to the destiny of staff be?

“We’re going out to inform the entire world that we’re towards any invoice to take away staff’ wage from the unique record.

“Politicising minimal wage is against the law towards staff’ wellbeing and against the law towards humanity.”

President Muhammadu Buhari had in 2019 signed into regulation the N30, 000 nationwide minimal wages.

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