New Minimum Wage: Trade Union Congress warm up for an industrial action

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President of the Trade Union Congress TUC, Quadri Olaleye, says the union would issue an ultimatum for an industrial action if the Federal Government continued to delay the implementation of new N30, 000 minimum wage.

Olaleye said TUC had begun mobilizing workers ahead of an industrial action, accusing government of showing no serious commitment to the implementation of the minimum wage.

Representatives of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council on the technical committee set up to negotiate consequential adjustments arising from the new minimum wage, had disagreed with the government proposal of 9.5 per cent salary increase for employees on Grade Levels 07 to 14 and five per cent for those on Grade Levels 15 to 17.

The council said it would not shift position on its demand for 30 per cent increase for officers on grade levels 7 to 14 and 25 per cent increase for grade levels 15 to 17.