The Nigeria Labour Congress has expressed discontent as the Federal Government continued the delay in setting up a panel to negotiate a new minimum wage for public sector workers.
Despite the federal government expressing its readiness to commence discussions, union leaders find themselves waiting for the government to name its representatives to the proposed panel.
Punch reported the lack of progress has fueled concerns among labour representatives, who have not ruled out the possibility of an industrial crisis if the issue remains unresolved.
Assistant General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Chris Onyeka, voiced the concerns of the labour force, highlighting the pressing challenges faced by many workers.
Onyeka emphasized that numerous employees were grappling with the inability to afford rents and were struggling to meet their children’s school fees.