NLC Hit Governor Ganduja, Gave Him Serious Warnings About Withholding Workers’ Wages
The Nigerian Workers’ Congress (NLC) has warned Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduja that there will be repercussions if he does not stop wage deductions.
The NLC called on Friday. NLC state president Kabiru Ado told reporters from the NLC secretariat in Kano that workers would oppose any plans to further retain their wages.
“The attention of the Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the leadership of the Joint Negotiating Council (JNC) has been drawn to a widespread mischievous and unfounded publication that the state government is ready to abolish the payment of the current minimum wage of N30,600. e. to the old salary of 18,000 ns. workers “.Now more than ever, the state government needs to support workers and their families through difficult times. ” He said.
Mr. Ado said that due to deductions from the wages of workers and pensioners in November and December 2020, Congress was forced to take appropriate action in this regard. It states that the NLC is not prepared to accept further unilateral deductions from the legitimate income of any employee or retiree and that the state government must immediately pay the withheld amounts for November and December 2020.
“If there were further withholding, dismissal or foul play from wages under any pretext, the labor congress would have no alternative but to take appropriate strikes to obtain compensation,” He said. Mr. Ado urged the state government to continue to refrain from any measures that could damage its long-standing reputation for being willing to pay wages over the years.
The President thanked workers and retirees for their support and understanding during these troubled times and urged them to remain vigilant and await further guidance from the NLC leadership in the state.