The Trade Union Congress (TUC), said on Tuesday that eight states are yet to commence the payment of the new minimum wage and its consequential adjustments.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Congress’ President, Mr. Quadri Olaleye, and Secretary General, Mr. Musa-Lawal Ozigi.
The statement that the union had, however, written to the governors of such states and also engaged them in dialogue, but without any success.
The leaders said that the union had decided to collaborate with its sister union, the Nigeria Labour Congress, to carry out its planned protest formerly scheduled for Sept. 23, but now shifted to Sept. 28.
The statement read in part: “There is no need for the pains we bear; it is a needless one. They asked us to tighten our belts while they loosen theirs.
“Services are not rendered, yet we are compelled to pay estimated bills.
“You will recall that this government spoke a lot on subsidy and even promised to build refineries.
“We depend a lot on oil, so any hike in fuel price will automatically have adverse effects, but successive governments have consistently done that.”