NLC Urges FG to Commence Immediate Wage Review


Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order a major wage review given the considerably weakened value of the Naira against all currencies of the world making the cost of living unreasonably difficult for workers and ordinary Nigerians.

The congress also urged the president to as a mark of goodwill direct the payment of withheld salaries of members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities
In a statement signed by the NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba last night on the outcome of the  National Administrative Council (NAC) of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), he said there is difference between the national minimum wage review and general wage review which is to address the impact of inflationary trend on workers’ take home pay.

He said: “On our part as a pan Nigerian, progressive, pro-masses, and pro-poor organisation, we would not fold our hands and watch Nigerians being taken advantage of in any manner. We…

Source: Thisday Newspaper