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 Checklist to the Concurrent Checklist.
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 problem on this nation however it is a state of affairs that has been taken care of by the legislation of this nation via the minimal wage act.
“It is vitally 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’s the invoice sponsored within the nationwide meeting requesting the removing of minimal wage from the unique checklist. We’re going out tomorrow, being Wednesday, to say that such a transfer to take away it isn’t obtainable.
“Minimal wage is the appropriate of staff and shouldn’t be politicised as established by legislation. If the nationwide meeting does that, what’s 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 checklist.
“Politicising minimal wage is a criminal offense towards staff’ wellbeing and a criminal offense towards humanity.”
President Muhammadu Buhari had in 2019 signed into legislation the N30, 000 nationwide minimal wages.