Workers won’t vote for governors who don’t pay salary – Labour leader


Isa Aremu, Vice President of the NLC

Mr Isa Aremu, the General Secretary, Textile Union Workers, on Wednesday, said the 2019 election would be determined by dignity of labour and commitment in payment of workers’ salary.

Aremu said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos in response to government’s plan to raise workers’ salary after negotiation by the newly inaugurated 30-member committtee on new minimum wage.

According to him, governors who refuse to pay salary of workers when due and those who criminalise workers on account of deficiency in skill will not get workers’ votes.

He added that labour would be partisan and political in its interest, based on those who paid salary.

“Dignity of labour will not be ensured if workers are not paid when due. Workers have the right to employment,” he added.

The general secretary said labour would…

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