Home Breaking News NLC meets to work out living wages

NLC meets to work out living wages

AHEAD of the expected resumption of negotiation between the Federal Government and organized labor on the new Minimum Wage, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, is meeting in Abuja to brainstorm to arrive at a living wage that is commensurate with the prevailing cost of living.

This came as the NLC has vowed not to be deterred by the recent assault on workers and their leaders in Imo State, which it said poses a grave threat to freedom of association and collective bargaining as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended and the ILO Conventions 87 and 98 on Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining.

These were contained in the welcome address by the NLC President, Mr. Joe Ajaero, at the Opening Session of the NLC 2023 Harmattan School with the theme: “Building Workers’ Skills for Policy Engagement” in Abuja.

Ajaero, represented by Congress Deputy President, Benjamin Anthony said: “In the face of adversity and brutality encountered while advocating for the rights of workers to earn their legitimate income and benefits, our resolve remains unwavering. We are motivated to continue our efforts towards achieving decent work and improving working conditions in the formal and informal sectors of the economy.

The recent assault on workers and their leaders in Imo State poses a grave threat to freedom of association and collective bargaining as enshrined in Section 40 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended and the ILO Conventions 87 and 98 on Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining, and should unequivocally be condemned by all people of goodwill.

The only thing that can assuage our pains is for the Imo State Government to address all labour issues and return the so-called ‘ghost workers’ to their jobs, pay all outstanding salaries and pensions, and call back all victimized workers to their jobs.

It has become very necessary for governments at all levels to recognize that life and living conditions are exceedingly difficult, especially for working people in both the formal and informal sectors of the economy.”

The removal of subsidy on petroleum products has further exacerbated the challenges faced by working people, unleashing severe pain and contributing to galloping inflation and increasing inequality and poverty.

We must reckon that a well-motivated and well-remunerated workforce has a positive impact on productivity and national development,” he added.

He implored participants to approach the training programme with a quest and thirst for knowledge by asking questions and sharing experiences with the facilitators and with one another.

He thanked the representative of the Minister of Labour and Employment, the Country Director of the ILO for the English Speaking, West African Countries, the Director General of the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association, NECA, the Resident Representative of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, FES, Country Director of the Solidarity Centre, members of the NAC, CWC and NEC of the NLC for finding time to attend the Opening Session of the 2023 School.

For publication of your news content,
Advertise with us, Contact us at +234803-098-0314.
Please Kindly Follow us for breaking News, Read, Like, and Share our content.
©2019-2023 CDA News Media Limited

CDA Newshttps://cdanewsonline.com
BEST SELLING BLOG THEME OF ALL TIMES. Follow us for more breaking news . Share,, like and Comment on our contents

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

PDP Will Lose Edo State If They Don’t Accept Me As Candidate – Shaibu

Shaibu maintained that he is the authentic candidate of the party, saying that Edo people do not want Ighodalo who he said is not...

Senator Monday Okpebholo emerges Edo State APC governorship candidate

Senator Monday Okpebholo has defeated Senator Adams Oshiomole’s adopted candidate Dennis Idahosa who was earlier announced as the winner of the primary that was...

Court grants Ex-Kwara Gov AbdulFatah Ahmed bail

Justice Evelyn Anyadike of the Federal High Court, Ilorin, has granted bail to the former governor of Kwara State, Abdul Fatah Ahmed. The bail conditions...

Palliative: Customs commences food distribution and sells 25kg of rice for N10,000

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, will today commence the sale of seized bags of rice to the public at the rate of N10,000 per...

Recent Comments