The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC have asked employers of labour, especially states and federal government to immediately commence the implementation of the thirty thousand naira minimum wage following the signing into law of the minimum wage bill by the President.
The unions in separate statements commended the President for signing the bill into law. The union described the bill signing as only the first step and called for the immediate implementation of the law, given the fact that this process has dragged on for nearly two years.
It advised employers, particularly federal and state governments, to commence immediate negotiations with the appropriate unions on the impact of the new law on the wage structure with a view to timely and judicious implementation.
its part, the TUC said the new wage would in no small measure give workers a
sense of belonging. It added that while organised labour appreciates the
approval of the new wage, it is also instructive to note that its gains have
been eroded by inflation, nothing that prices of commodities have gone up even
when employers have not commenced payment.