Dr Salihu Lukman, Director-Normal Progressive Governors Discussion board (PGD), has stated there are many distortions within the present minimal wage debate being championed by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
He stated this in a press release on Friday in Abuja, including that there was a have to right the distortions to set the information straight.
In response to the PGF DG, the NLC marketing campaign on retaining the minimal wage on the unique listing was primarily based on deliberate distortions of info.
Recall that the NLC had protested alleged makes an attempt by lawmakers to take away the minimal wage from the unique legislative listing underneath the amended 1999 Structure.
The NLC claims that shifting the minimal wage from the unique legislative listing to the concurrent listing would contravene a provision of the Worldwide Labour Organisation (ILO) Conference, which Nigeria is a signatory.
Lukman, nonetheless, famous that ILO conference no. 30 of 1928 Minimal Wage Fixing Equipment Suggestion gives the guiding ideas for the willpower of minimal wages in all nations.
He stated that the conference by no means stipulated that the method must be the unique protect of federal authorities.
The PGF DG added that the conference allowed for flexibility for every nation to use the guiding ideas to its circumstances by means of consultative processes, considering all pursuits within the nation’s labour market.
Lukman stated one of many distortions that wanted to be corrected was that the proposal to switch the minimal wage to the concurrent legislative listing was to cease the fee of N30, 000 minimal wage.
“Though, many state governments and personal employers are having problem implementing the N30, 000 minimal wage,’’ Lukman stated.
“We should always separate the issues related to implementing agreements from the larger problem of correcting incorrect process utilized in fixing minimal wage within the nation.
“Issues of implementing agreements will be addressed with a reference to invoking provisions of the Nigerian arbitration legal guidelines, which is what ILO conference 30 of 1928 recommends.’’
Lukman added, “The sooner NLC management retraces their steps and returns to the trail of fact and democratic engagement to win the help of Nigerians, together with elected representatives, the higher.
“Political bullying is antithetical to democracy and is counterproductive to the struggles for an honest wage.’’