Labour Threatens Protest Against Ekiti Govt Over Minimum Wage, Unpaid Arrears

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The organised labour in Ekiti State has threatened to welcome the state government into the new year with a protest if Governor Kayode Fayemi’s administration fails to implement the N30,000 minimum wage and the consequential adjustment to workers across board.

The labour, which threatened to protest next week, demanded that Governor Fayemi must pay all the promotion and salary arrears to all categories of workers as negotiated, to avert labour unrest in Ekiti.

Shortly after the minimum wage was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2018, Governor Fayemi implemented the payment to workers on grade levels 01 and 06, promising to effect across board when the finances of the state improved.

The threat to embark on a strike to welcome the state into the new year was reached at a meeting held by trade unions operating in the state on Tuesday evening.

The communique conveying the message released to journalists on Wednesday, was signed by the Chairmen of Nigerian Labour Congress, Coms Kolapo Olatunde, Trade Union Congress, Sola Adigun and Joint Negotiating Committee, Kayode Fatomiluyi.

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