Home News DON’T accept anything less than N250k, Timi Frank tells organized labour

DON’T accept anything less than N250k, Timi Frank tells organized labour

10
2

A one time Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has called on the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to reject any minimum wage offer from the federal government that is less than N250,000

Frank said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

He accused the Federal Government of double standards in the fixing of salaries, saying what is good for judicial office holders is good for Nigerian workers.

DON’T accept anything less than N250k, Timi Frank tells organized labour

His words; “How can you increase the salary of an arm of government that is already earning a humongous salary by 300 per cent and add peanuts to the paltry N30,000 that workers have been compelled to live with in this country as minimum wage in the last five years?

“Why did the President send an Executive Bill to the National Assembly to effect a 300 per cent upward review in the salaries of judicial office holders but set up a tripartite committee to negotiate a “starvation wage” (apologies to NLC President Joe Ajaero) for suffering Nigerian workers instead of a “living wage” he promised them on assumption of office in May last year?”

“Any amount below N250,000.00 cannot be considered a decent wage for Nigerian workers considering the present socio-economic hardship in the country.

Frank stressed that the executive, legislative and judicial arms of government ought to reduce their salaries and allowances to accommodate Nigerian workers who could barely afford one meal a day rather than increasing their take pay, which is already overbloated and economically, financially and socially suffocates workers.

He, therefore,urged the leadership of organized labour to be resolute in their demand to ensure that workers get a deserved living wage at this time in the Nation’s developmental journey.

 

2 COMMENTS

Comments are closed.