BY AUSTIN AGWUDA
ASABA—NIGERIA Labour Congress, NLC, Delta State Council, has called on corporate organisations in the state to immediately comply with the new tax regime and pay the arrears arising from it or face industrial action especially picketing.
Chairman of the council, Comrade Williams Akporeha, spoke in Asaba while flagging off the annual labour school at the Labour House.
Comrade Akporeha who commended Delta State Government for blazing the trail, said it was the first state to implement the new tax regime which came into effect April 1, 2012 as well as the arrears emanating from it, noting that other states were yet to commence the implementation.
He said: “Delta State Government should be commended for the implementation of the new tax regime and payment of new minimum wage. Though we have discovered that there are grey areas in the course of the implementation, the government is rising up to the occasion.”
He called on other employers of labour, particularly in the private sector, to comply with the new tax regime as enacted by the Federal Government without further delay, failure to do so, he said, the organised labour will start picketing them.