TUC Task Buhari Government To avoid November 6th Wage Strike 2018
TUC Task Buhari Government To avoid November 6th Wage Strike 2018 – While the Federal Government and Labour union has been having misunderstanding on wage agreement, the government still retain it opinion “no work, no pay!”
This sound as very offensive to labour who believed due to the inflation affecting Nigeria economic, a worker should earn more than $50 as minimum wage a month. So they can afford a meaningful life for their family and love ones. But on several occasion, the Buhari government had given it opinion why they cannot offer such funds. And this has result to labour going on indefinite national strike on November 6th, 2018.
Olusoji Salako, has said that the onus lies on government to nip the situation in the bud to avoid the November 6 take-off date for a nationwide strike by members of the organised labour.
He said the Federal Government still has some days to engage organised labour on a meaningful and sincere discussion on the new national minimum wage to avert strike.
Salako, a member of the tripartite committee on minimum wage negotiation, told news men there was no different figure as put by some social partners but a recommended figure of N30,000 by the committee.
He said: “We have one figure that is recommended and adopted by the tripartite committee on October 5, 2018. So, there are no different figures. If they are not able to pay, that is a different ball game, but to say there are different figures from states, Federal Government or Labour is not it.”
Salako described the “no work, no pay” rule by the Federal Government as offensive and an attack on workers’ right.