Apparently dissatisfied with the non-implementation of the new minimum wage, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to embark on industrial action in the defaulting states and those owing workers’ salaries.
PM News reports that this was contained in its New Year message signed by its president, Ayuba Wabba.
Wabba noted that up till date, some states have refused to pay the new national minimum wage.
“Accordingly, we call on all our state councils still struggling with their state governments on the payment of the national minimum wage and consequential salary increase and those whose state governments have unilaterally cut wages and are owing workers salary arrears to prepare for mass industrial action and protests this New Year.”
Wabba said the unemployment and poverty are perfect recipes for the breakdown of law and order.