THE Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC, have maintained stance on N56, 000 as new minimum wage with other demands to raise workers’ standard of living.
This declaration was made by Deputy President, NLC, Comrade Peters Adeyemi, during a press conference on the activities marking May Day with theme, ‘The Working Class and the Quest for Socio-Economic Revival’, on May 1, 2016 to hold at the Eagle Square, Abuja, and across the 36 states of the federation.
Adeyemi said with the current N18, 000 minimum wage workers in the country can no longer cope with the biting economic challenges. He also charged the Federal Government to intensify effort on the search and release of Chibok girls abducted two years ago by Boko Haram at their school in Chibok Borno State.
He said: “The 2016 May Day National Rally will hold at the Eagle Square Abuja and in all the capitals of the 36 states of the Federation. The theme of this year’s Mat Day is, ‘The Working Class and the Quest for Socio-Economic Revival’. For the Nigerian workers under the umbrella of NLC and TUC, May Day is a happy and symbolic day when we join our comrades all over the world to celebrate the dignity of labour.