Minimum Wage: TUC Chair Condemns Disparity Between Federal, State Workers


Nasir Kolawole-Olumoh, the Trade Union Congress chairman in Kwara State, has condemned the disparity between federal and state workers under the new minimum wage.

His comment comes as the National Assembly began a public hearing on the new national minimum wage bill on Monday.

Kolawole-Olumoh, said the N30,000 minimum wage proposed by the tripartite committee should supersede any other decision.

He said labour unions that advocated for the new wage of N30,000 had accommodated inputs from representatives of all workers in the country.

He decried the proposed N27,000 for state workers and N30,000 for workers at the federal level.

The Kwara TUC chair said the minimum wage must be uniform since both categories of workforce patronize same markets and are exposed to similar economic conditions.

On inflation, he insisted that the new minimum wage would not in any way have negative impact on the nation’s economy.

According to him, workers in Kwara would only vote for a leader who would pay the new minimum wage of N30,000 to the workforce.

The labour leader urged government at all levels to cut all forms of reckless and spending, to accommodate the payment of the new minimum wage.




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