Minimum wage: Ogun TUC warns against pay cut

The Ogun state chapter of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Friday accused Governor Dapo Abiodun of breaking his promise on implementing the new minimum wage from March, this year.

The Congress chairman, Akeem Lasisi, who spoke to journalists in commemoration of the 2020 Workers’ Day Celebration, warned the state government against “any intention to deduct or cut workers pay in a bid to source funds to cushion the economic crisis” occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to him, workers in the state are part of those who are worse hit by the economic crisis and any attempt to cut their pay will definitely not go down well with the workers and Labour.

He said, “In fact, government had earlier announced that workers would be paid their March 2020, salaries based on the workings of the minimum wage.

“The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, Ogun state Council, wishes to register its shock, disappointment and indeed feeling of betrayal as government failed to live by its promises. We wish to place on record that the Congress was not privy to the decision of the government to backslide from the earlier agreement.

“In furtherance to our bid as a labour centre to engender industrial peace and work force efficiency, we wish to remind government of its constitutional responsibility and moral obligations so as to think out of the box and re-engineer its economic machinery to be able to implement the payment of the new minimum wage in spite of everything that has happened since March to date.”

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