Minimum wage: There will be no Christmas if workers are not paid N35,000 - Oshiomhole to NLC, FG

Minimum wage: There will be no Christmas if workers are not paid N35,000 – Oshiomhole to NLC, FG


Ed North Senator Adams Oshiomhole has said that both the public and private sectors must pay workers the new minimum wage of N35,000 before Christmas.

Mr Oshiomhole warned that if the workers were not paid the minimum wage of N35,000, the Christmas celebrations would not be held.

He spoke at the 8th Quadrennial Conference of Representatives of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational Institutions (NASU) in Abuja.

The Nigeria Labor Congress, NLC and the Federal Government are on the same page over the need to improve wages for workers in the country.

The NLC has repeatedly threatened a nationwide strike to force the federal government to increase wages for its workers.

Oshiomhole said this at the event. Are all state governments doing it? The answer is no. Why should it be no and why are they at peace? Our members are not at peace in the United States.

“It cannot be a selective application. 35,000 Naira must affect all workers. It must reach all workers in Nigeria, public and private, this is the start of a nationwide strike. It's logic.

“Tell the NLC Chairman that these are the issues that must be resolved so that no one goes home without N35,000 this December.

“Whether such worker works in the Federal, State, Local Government or private sector, that 35,000 Naira must be paid. There’s no Christmas for you as an employer, whether it’s in the department or not.”

Source: dailypost.ng

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