Minimum Wage: Workers Stage Protest March To National Assembly

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Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress are marching in their hundreds in a protest to the National Assembly complex in Abuja.

The labour unions are demanding the withdrawal of a bill that would remove the National Minimum Wage from the exclusive to the concurrent legislative list.

About two weeks ago, the House of Representatives introduced the bill which according to the sponsor, Garba Mohammed (APC Kano), would allow both the federal and state governments to freely negotiate minimum wage with their workers ” in line with our federalism.”

But the organised labour opposed the bill, saying it would undermine the working class in the country.

Presently, the protesting workers are marching on the Shehu Shagari Way towards the NASS complex.

Motorists are being forced to seek alternative routes to avoid being caught in the traffic logjam currently caused by the ongoing procession.

The protest is also going on in other parts of the country.

Details later…

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