He said: “When you refuse to pay workers their living wage and minimum wage, even as basic as it is, when you deny workers their rights and make them live like slaves in their own country, that by itself is corruption especially in a situation when the politicians are living so large as though we don’t go to the same market.
“Workers have the right to a decent wage, and even to protest when they don’t feel comfortable with what is happening in their work spaces. Decent wage is pivotal to productivity and human capital development. Decent wage is being realistic to the reality of living.
“Decent wage must address and be in consonance with the expectations of our everyday life. Expectations in terms of education for our children, housing and health services. Decent wage for us is very important, it’s at the core of what we struggle for, it’s what should be the pivot of a good governance”.