Barely 48 hours after president Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2019 Budget to the national Assembly the leadership of the labour movement in Nigeria has met and rejected the federal Government plan to set up a high-powered Technical Committee on National minimum wage
in a communique at the end of its emergency meeting and signed by presidents of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, TUC, Bobboi Kaigama and ULC Joe Ajaero insist that the move is alien to the Tripartite process and ILO conventions on National Minimum Wage setting mechanism.
Labour said the National Minimum Wage Committee was both Technical and all-encompassing in its compositions.
it said almost two months of the submission of the report of the National Minimum Wage Tripartite Committee’s report which included a Draft Bill, no Bill has been submitted to the National Assembly for passage into Law.
Consequently, Organised Labour says it will not guarantee industrial Peace and harmony if after the 31st of December 2018, the Draft Bill on the National Minimum wage is not transmitted to the National Assembly
Labour resolved that Nigerian workers are urged to be vigilant and prepared to campaign and vote against candidates and Political Parties who are not supportive of the implementation of the New National Minimum Wage.
The workers reminds government that The communique it issued serves as a statutory notice for Organised Labour to recall her suspended action