The organised labour in Ekiti State has resolved to mobile for protest in the first week of January to press home its demand for the payment of minimum wage and consequential adjustment to public sector workers.
The organised labour, comprising Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Council and Joint Negotiating Council .rose from a meeting on Tuesday, insisting on payment of the minimum wage as agreed between the state government and organised labour last Tuesday ad implementation effective from January.
Trouble started on Thursday last week when labour accused the state government of bringing in fresh proposal as against the one earlier agreed upon.
In the communique made available to journalists on Wednesday, the organised labour, among others, resolved that “the agreed new minimum wage and consequential adjustment table should be sustained without any concession” and that “implementation should commence for payment in January 2021 with the accruable arrears from April 2020”.
The communique was signed by the state chairmen, Kolapo Olatunde (NLC), Sola Adigun (TUC) and Kayode Fatomiluyi (JNC); and the secretaries, Mrs Akinyemi Taiwo (NLC), Kuloogun Lawrence (TUC) and Gbenga Olowoyo (JNC).
The unions resolved that after “failure on the part of the state government to implement the new minimum wage and consequential adjustment as negotiated, the organised labour should mobilise workers for peaceful protest in the first week of January, 2021.”