From: ABBA BASHIR; Agi
The Nigeria Labour Congress is to address a World Press Conference today following the failure of the Federal Government to fulfil its part of the agreement signed with the organised labour on steps to ameliorate the plights of workers following the subsidy removal.
In a press release to newsmen in Abuja, the Congress notes that the Federal Government has not feel the pains Nigerians are going through amidst contestant fall in the value of the nation’s currency and skyrocking pricess of basic goods and services.
As part of industrial negotiations to address the hardship confronting workers following the subsidy removal, the Federal Government and the leadership of the organised deliberated, agreed and signed an memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Part of the MoU is the payment of a wage award of #35,000 to workers beginning from September, 2023 till the time the new national minimum wage come into effect next year but the Federal Government has not pay the wage award by October ending as agreed on the MoU.