Factional leader of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Joe Ajaero on Friday issued a stern warning to state governors owing workers to pay their salaries or face mass action in their respective states.
A communiqué signed by Ajaero at the end of his National Executive Council meeting in Port Harcourt, Rivers, said it is unacceptable that despite the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari, the workers have not received their salaries in full.
“We have resolved that if non-payment of salaries and benefits continue till August, we will mobilise private sector unions for solidarity strike in affected states until arrears are paid,’’ the communiqué said .
It further said that the congress would not accept the issue of economic crisis to justify why some governors and agencies deny workers their rights and privileges.
The communiqué advised government at all levels to start negotiation of a new minimum wage as the five-year tenure of the national minimum wage has ended.
NLC also disclosed that it was set to send the proposal of N90,000 for negotiation to the Federal Government and Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association.
“This proposal is based on the unstable micro economic environment, Naira devaluation and the high rate of inflation,” the communiqué said.