A human rights lawyer Ebun-olu Adegboruwa has urged united labour leaders to embark on their planned nationwide strike scheduled for November 6 to protest the non-implementation of the new minimum wage.
In a statement on Monday, he said it was unfair that federal and state governments were dragging foot over the proposed N30,000 when those on leadership positions earn much more.
Adegboruwa said: “How can you be a Comrade, a Progressive or an Activist, and you are opposed to the legitimate demand of workers for better pay? How? I just can’t get it!
“Yes, there have been several inconsistencies and disappointments from the labour front in times past, but that can’t be enough reason to antagonize or frustrate the struggle for improved wages for workers.
“I support any lawful means that will empower workers and allow them to earn a living wage.
“It does not lie in the mouth of politicians to deny workers enhanced welfare packages when we all know what the politicians earn for themselves. Let the strike begin please.”