Minimum Wage: Labour Issues 14-Day Ultimatum To FG

Channels Television  
Updated September 13, 2018

 

The organised labour has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government, to allow the tripartite committee conclude its work on the new national minimum wage.

The Labour leaders gave the ultimatum on Wednesday, stating that the National Minimum Wage Committee commenced work in March 2018 with timelines to deliver on its mandate by August/ September 2018.

They accused the Minister of Labour and Employment, Mr Chris Ngige of delaying the process of arriving at a new minimum wage which workers had been expecting since 2016.

Ngige had earlier stated that the committee should adjourn indefinitely to enable him consult further with the government.

However, the organised labour insists that the move is suspicious and an antic to further delay the take-off of the new minimum wage.