The Kwara State Chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has appealed to the State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to withdraw a case instituted against the Organized labour union at the Nationa Industrial Court, sitting in Akure, Ondo State.
The State Labour Union, made this appeal in a press statement signed by its Chairman, Aliyu Issa Ore, and made available to the Journalists.
The statement read in parts “ we call on His Excelency, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to direct the Attorney General of the State to withdraw the Court Case instituted against the Labour Movement at National Industrial Court (NIC) Akure, Ondo State, which form the part of the gentlemen agreement for the suspension of the last strike action in the state in the interest of all of us”
The organized labour union, also expressed displeasure over the delay in the implementation of the N30,000 new minimum wage by the government said “despite all efforts made to make His Excellency, see reason for the immediate implementation of the constitutionally approved minimum wage for the workers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it is sadden that government have not commence the payment of the N30,000 new minimum wage to its workers”
“Considering, the present economic situation which has brought untold hardship to the workers, we are seriously appealing to His Excellency, to as a matter of utmost urgency give his Executive consent for the implementation of the new wage as the year has already gone”
“We urge the Governor to put smile back to the faces of the wealth creator, of the state (the workers) by hasten action on the immediate implementation of the N30,000 new minimum wage to them in full as well other workers’ demands”
The leadership of the Union, however, commends and appreciates the state workers for their doggedness, endurance, and cooperation.