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Labour to Buhari: Set up tripartite c’ttee on new minimum wage

By Victor Ahiuma-Young

AHEAD of today’s World Decent Job celebration, Organised Labour, yesterday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately constitute a tripartite wage review committee, involving labour, employers and government, to negotiate new minimum wage as a first step towards rescuing the country from the current economic recession.

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

Speaking through a member of the National Executive Council, NEC, of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and General Secretary of the the National Union of Textile, Garments and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, NUTGTWN, Mr. Issa Aremu, in Lagos, Labour lamented that indecent or precarious works had taken over the nation’s world of work.

He said: “Most affected are women and young workers in general. In many commercial banks, for instance, precarious work takes the form of agency work in which a labour contractor supplies workers to the banks but the workers still remain the employees of the contractor.

‘’These workers are known as contract workers or temporary workers.”

 


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