TUC  Union wants FG to increase minimum wage

Speaking on the planned hike in electricity tariff, the TUC President condemned the move saying it is anti-people.

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The Trade Union Congress (TUC) President Bobboi Kaigama

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The Trade Union Congress (TUC) President Bobboi Kaigama, has issued an ultimatum to the Federal Government to increase the minimum wage of workers in the country.

Speaking at a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Kaigama said “The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Act 2011 will be five years old in March and in recognition of the International Labour Organisation’s Minimum Wage Fixing Convention 131 of 1970, an adhoc committee should be raised every five years for the review.”

He also said “We use this opportunity to serve notice that it is time for the federal government to set up that committee and mandate it to kick start work on the fixing of a new minimum wage.

 “We trust that this will be done immediately to save Nigerian workers from the harsh effects of present day economic realities, which are taking a toll on their meagre incomes.”

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Speaking on the planned hike in electricity tariff, the TUC President condemned the move, saying it is anti-people.

Kaigama also accused the electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) of profiting by fraud, without making any attempt to invest in infrastructure.

Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) was registered as a labour centre on 8th of August, 2005.

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