Trade Union Congress (TUC) in a 16 page Communiqué has called on the Federal Government to instruct the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to investigate the use of bailout funds and Paris Club refunds pointing out that “the funds have become the latest source of corruption among our political leaders”
Reacting to the suggestion credited to the Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo that the Federal Government might consider increasing workers’ remuneration package, especially bonuses of certain government agencies, instead of increasing wages across the board, the TUC described such statement as retrogressive and unacceptable.
Bobboi Bala-Kaigama, President TUC, speaking at its National Executive Council meeting held in Lagos, said
“NEC kicks against it and demands that the minimum wage implementation should be holistic and not selective, minimum wage is for all and should remain in the exclusive list….Furthermore, we condemn the delay to constitute the 29-member committee for National Minimum Wage for the country, months after it was announced. We call on the Federal Government not to task the patience of workers beyond limit as the current wage structure is no longer tenable, when viewed against the economic realities on ground”
Read the full Communique here