Workers commend labour unions, gov over new minimum wage

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Workers commend labour unions, gov over new minimum wage

On Tuesday, Federal civil servants in Oyo state commended the leaders of the labour unions and Federal Government over the new minimum wage.

According to NAN reports, Mr Peter Ojelakin, a staff of the National Population Commission, said good welfare package was the wish of every civil servant, adding that a dedicated worker would not be interested in embarking on a strike, if that wish is granted.

”So, the suspension of the strike that was supposed to begin today is a good development,” he said.

Mr Rasheed Abdulwahab expressed happiness over the agreement the labour reached with the government but noted that increase in wages, might lead to inflation.

He, however, called on workers to justify the salary increase by putting in their best to ensure the desired improvement in the social and economic development of the country.

Mr Dojutelegan Lekan, a surveyor at the Ministry of Works, Power and Housing, commended government for shifting ground on its earlier proposed N24, 000.

He urged civil servants to be more diligent and committed to their duties, saying that improved performance from civil servants would enable government to pay the new minimum wage with ease.


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