Global labour body commends FG on minimum wage c’ttee
Acting President Osibanjo
The Industrial Global Union, Africa, (IGUAO), has commended the Federal Government’s Executive Council for the constitution of a National Minimum Wage Committee to commence the process of negotiation for a new wage for Nigerian workers.
It urged stakeholders to negotiate a new living wage for those he described as “impoverished African workforce.”
Speaking through its Vice President, Mr. Issa Aremu, in commemoration of the 2017 Africa Day yesterday, with the theme “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through investments in Youth”, the body also commended the South African government for embracing the policy of National Minimum Wage, following long agitations by South African trade unions and workers declaring that it “was better late than never.”
Aremu, who is also the General Secretary of the National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, (NUTGTWN), and a member of the National Executive Council, (NEC), of Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), called on Africa leaders to “pay more attention to Africa’s youth and urgently address their concern which is decent jobs.
“This is the only way to retain them in the continent and stop their unnecessary migration to Europe.”