Trade Union Congress(TUC), an arm of the Nigerian Labour Congress has reacted to the new national minimum wage that was signed into law today by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The union who spoke through its President, Bobboi Kaigama, said the battle has just started as he is sure that States and Local Government would have issues implementing the new bill.
In his own word:
“We want our members to be very calm and await the release of the table and also the consequential increases. ”
He said although the battle has been won it is not yet over, noting that the Federal Government does not have an issue in terms of implementation.
“I want to assure you that the states and local governments will have issues on the implementation. That is why I said the battle has started.
“We will begin to hear from states government on how they will announce the implementation and which of the states that will have one obstacle or the other, and we plan how to confront those governments.
” The Nigerian workers also expect that by May they should start enjoying the new wage and I am sure the implementation has started from today and we also start counting the areas from today,” he submitted.