The Organised Labour has refuted rumours that FG will not implement the newly new minimum wage.
President-General of the Trade Union Congress, TUC, Comrade Bobboi Kaigama, who said this, in Akure, during the 5th Triennial Delegates’ Conference in Ondo State, shared that “labour unions and their leaders were not sleeping.”
As he swore in new officers, Kaigama revealed that a presidential technical committee will work on fresh salary template and it should be submitted by next week.
His words, “We are following developments at the committee to ensure workers were not shortchanged with new minimum wage table.
“We are not sleeping, the battle for the minimum wage is very straight and we are not sleeping on it.
His words, What we are currently doing is to create a template and that is why we are trying to appeal to those that are receiving more than N30, 000, it is not something you do by magic, it’s technical and that is why we (government and labour) set-up (Presidential) technical committee to look into the matter.
“We don’t believe government can scam the workers because I believe in the welfare of everybody and I don’t have doubt in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration either to scam or not. “The welfare of workers must be taken care of. Nigerian workers have suffered a lot; they need to be encouraged. Government needs to do something on it quickly.”