The leadership of Joint State Public Service Negotiating Council (TUS), in Kwara state Wednesday disclosed that it has forwarded a letter to the Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRhman AbdulRasaq on the need to initiate process for the implementation of N30,000 minimum wage.
This followed the receipt of a letter to the effect from the national body of the organised labour consisting, Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC).
Rising from its meeting of the state’ s chapter of TUS held at the labour house, Ilorin, the union also declared that it will to “present the circular on the consequential adjustment of the new national minimum wage to the governor for implementation as soon as the circular is released”.
A statement issued by the Chairman and Secretary of the Council in the state. Comrade Saliu Suleiman and Comrade Tunde Joseph respectively said the meeting deliberated extensively on issues relating to workers welfare.
The statement added that the meeting deliberated extensively on “the national minimum wage and the letter from the national headquarters on the consequential adjustment as agreed by organized labour which had just been forwarded to the governor of Kwara State for negotiations to commenced without further delay”.
The union appealed to the State Government to see the request as a call to better the plight of Kwara workers.
It will be recalled that the joint leadership of the organised labour in the state had on Tuesday asked the state house of assembly to support the cause of workers in the state on the implementation of the consequential adjustment of new national minimum wage.