Nigerian workers are becoming impatient on the seeming reluctance of the Federal Government to effect the payment of the N30,000 minimum wage.
Indeed, the organised labour has alerted Nigerians that labour may soon embark on industrial action on the lack of progress as regards the issue of consequential adjustment arising from the new national minimum wage remains the same.
The Acting Chairman, Trade Union Side, TUS, Comrade Anchaver Simon, and its Secretary, Comrade Alade Bashir Lawal, in a statement, regretted that government has been lukewarm on the implementation of the new National Minimum Wage signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, April 18.
Operating under the aegis of the Trade Union Side of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council, JNPSNC, the eight unions in the public service of the federal and 36 state governments have alerted Nigerians that labour may have to embark on industrial action if the current state of affairs as regards the issue of consequential adjustment arising from the new national minimum wage remains the same.
“As things are right now, government’s side is only prepared to pay peanuts to workers as adjustment under the pretext that it will soon be undertaking a general salary review in the public service.
“It would be recalled that the Committee on Consequential Adjustment of Salary agreed to set up a technical body to work out different scenarios in respect of salaries that would be paid to workers who are in the Ministries, Departments and Agencies that draw their emoluments from government’s treasury,” said the statement.