Organized Labor has issued a two-week deadline to governors to commence negotiations on the thirty five thousand naira Wage award for workers in their states in line with the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Federal Government, the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress.
The state chapters of the NLC and TUC, which handed down the ultimatum on Tuesday, said they had written to the governors to fast-track the necessary protocols and implement the award meant to assuage the subsidy removal pains.
The unions pointed out that the deadline for payment of the wage award would expire in the next two weeks, and they asked the governors to begin the implementation process.
“The ultimatum given to both state and federal governments will expire by the end of this month, so we hope the government will start the payment before the end of the deadline,” Inuwa said.
Recall that the national leadership of the NLC and TUC had on 1st of October reached an agreement with the federal government to pay thirty five thousand naira to all federal workers beginning from September, pending when a new national minimum wage is expected to have been signed into law.