The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) says the federal government is testing the resolve of the Nigerian workers regarding implementation of the new national minimum wage, rejecting latest circular released by the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission on the matter.
According to the workers’ union, the federal government is trying to employ backyard tactics to avoid labour action and warned that it will not accept anything that runs contrary to the reason for setting up the minimum wage committee.
In a statement released on Thursday through its Secretary General, Comrade (Barr.) Musa-Lawal Ozigi, the body said: ‘We have read with concern the circular released by Chief R.O Egbule, Executive Chairman of the National Minimum Wage Committee set up by the Federal Government to work out the consequential adjustment arising from the wage increase.
“Let it be known that this circular is unacceptable to us because it contradicts the raison d’etre for setting the committee. We consider this as a smart move on the part of government to discourage labour action. Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, is not fooled.