The Kwara State chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday declared that it would not rush into signing an agreement with the state government on the new minimum wage.
The state chairman of NLC, Issa Ore, disclosed this in a statement after a meeting with chairmen of industrial unions in the state, held at the Labour House in Ilorin, the state capital.
The chairman said the congress had decided to wait for the new template following a recent meeting with the national body held in Enugu State, where state chapters’ leaders were cautioned against signing agreements with their state governments.
He said: “We will soon come out clear with our position on the implementation of the N30,000 new minimum wage for workers in the state.
“We have directives from above to soft-pedal on the agreement with the state government.”
The NLC official also assured pensioners in the state that the congress would make a case for their welfare and work towards making life better for all and sundry.
“We will work with organised labour including the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), to ensure success to improve the fortune of pensioners and workers generally.