MINIMUM WAGE: ORGANIZED LABOUR ISSUES 7-DAY ULTIMATUM
Written by thereachfm on March 17, 2020
The Organized Labour in Rivers State has issued a seven-day
ultimatum to the Rivers State government to meet up its demand
or face industrial action.
The state Secretaries of NLC, Matthew Olabe and Prince
Ndukwe of the TUC as well as their Joint public service
negotiating council 1, 2 and 3, Opuwari Ogbada in a statement
said the seven-day ultimatum, which began yesterday is an
outcome of deliberation by NLC, TUC and JPSNC.
The statement said that the contending issues include, the
reconvening of the negotiating team on the implementation of
the new national minimum wage, non- implementation of
promotion and annual incremental benefits since the inception of
the present administration in 2015.
It also include payment of outstanding salary arrears to some
workers for February and March 2016 and October 2017,
nonpayment of pension and gratuity to pensioners,
disappearance of the one hundred million Naira workers
revolving housing/car loan scheme and the immediate removal
of the retired head of service and other retired heads of
ministries, departments and agencies.