Minimum wage :Why we won’t rush into agreement with kwara govt- NLC chairman



By Kehinde Akinpelu ,Ilorin

Kwara state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC ),Tuesday said it will soon come out clear with its position on the implementation of N30,000 new minimum wage regime for workers in the state.

The NLC however declared that it will not rush into signing an agreement with the state government on the new minimum wage regime.

Rather , the congress  said it will wait for further directive on a new template for implementation from its national headquarters.

State Chairmen of the NLC, Comrade Issa Ore ,dropped the hint at a meeting with state chairmen of industrial unions in the state held at the labour house , Ilorin.

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He said the congress had agreed to wait for the new template following a recent meeting  held in Enugu state where its national leadership “cautioned labour leaders at the state levels against rushing into signing an agreement with state governments”.

At the meeting, the NLC chairman called the second vice chairman of the congress who doubles as the state’ s  Chairman of NULGE ,comrade Yusuf Ayinla who represented him at the Enugu meeting to brief the meeting.

Speaking further ,Ore also assured pensioners in the state that the NLC will always make case for their welfare as they would not be left out in the struggle to make life meaningful for all and sundry.

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The labour leader appealed to workers in the state to be patient assuring that their interests and yearnings will be protected to the later.

He said the congress will also work with organised labour including the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Joint Negotiating  Council (JNC) to ensure success in its struggle for the cause of workers and pensioners.

The meeting also frawned at the recent questioners which purportedly emanated from the office of the Head of Service and circulated to civil servants in the state, asking workers to among other things access the performances of labour leaders in the state.

The labour leaders condemned the acts in its totality describing it as a calculated attempt to polarise the organised labour in the state.

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