No #NewMinimumWage No Vote In 2019, NLC Threatens
File image of labour members’parade during strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Cross River State has threatened that its members would not vote unless the new minimum wage of N30, 000 is implemented.

This threat came via the NLC Secretary in the State Ita Ayi on Monday at a protest over the new minimum wage in Calabar, the State capital.

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According to Iyi, “We are workers and have had a prolonged negotiation with the government for an increase in our salaries.

“N30,000 was arrived at, surprisingly, the Minister of Labour, Sen Chris Ngige after we had agreed asked for another round of negotiation and we are saying no to that kind of action.

“We are asking for an increase in our salaries because we are tired of buying garri on credit, salt on credit, maggi on credit and even the houses we cannot pay our rents.

“We are not going to vote next year for these people who are insensitive to the plight of workers because they spend billions of naira on themselves and their families.

“But they tell us there is no money.’’