Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Workers in Ondo state kick against removing minimum wage from exclusive list

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Ondo state Labour unions have blown hot over alleged attempt by the National Assembly to remove the minimum wage from the exclusive list to the concurrent list.

The Nigeria Labour Congress NLC and Trade Union Congress said the step will bring undue hardship to State workers having in mind the unstable economic situation of the country.

Orange FM’s Odunayo Odeja reports that the Nigeria Labour Congress is threatening to embark on a nationwide protest as from March 10 over the legislature’s move.

The umbrella body of the labour union said the protest will hold in the 36 states’ Houses of Assembly.

Chairman of Ondo state chapter of NLC, Mr Sunday Adeleye said the step is a deliberate act of insensitivity by the National Assembly.

The chairman Trade union congress TUC Mrs Helen Odofin observed that removal of minimum wage from exclusive list to concurrent is unacceptable and the implication will be severe on state workers.

The workers Union urged the national Assembly to focus on issues that will add value to the lives of citizens.