N56,000 minimum wage: NLC vows to fight on

N56,000 minimum wage: NLC vows to fight on

- Ayuba Wabba, the national president of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), has spoken on the new N56,000 minimum wage

- Wabba expressed optimism that the proposal of the minimum wage is achievable

- He, however, asked the workers to be strong and maintain one voice

Ayuba Wabba, the national president of the Nigerian Labour Congress, has called the workers not to lose hope on the actualisation of the proposed N56, 000 new minimum wage.

Wabba made the call on Wednesday, October 17, at the National Delegates’ Conference (NDC) of Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) in Ibadan, Oyo state.

According to a report, he noted that NLC would not rest on its oars until the current minimum wage of N18,000 was reviewed upward and workers’ welfare improved.

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He said: ''I assure you that this struggle will take us to the promise land; be determined for a people determined can’t be defeated.

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“Never let your interest be underlined but let’s be strong and maintain one voice; we must forge ahead and make progress because a worker deserves his wages.We will maintain our voice of no salary, no work.’’

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the House of Representatives on Thursday, October 12, considered a motion on review of the national minimum wage in order to avert nationwide strike action.

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Source: Naija.ng

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