The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has warned that any state that dallies over the negotiation of the consequential adjustment of the new minimum wage risks industrial crisis.
The caution came as the Union raised a standing committee to monitor the negotiation of consequential adjustment of the minimum wage in the 36 states and Abuja.
The NLC’s General Secretary Emmanuel Ugboaja said the organised labour would not accept tokenism from any state governor. He criticized the position of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF that the Federal Government cannot order to them on how the consequential adjustment should affect their workers.
Ugboaja requested the Governors to explain where they had been since April 18th when President Muhammadu Buhari signed the minimum wage bill into law that they did not speak on the issue until now. He threatened that labour would adopt a ‘standard trade union response’ in any state that is reluctant to engage in negotiation.