The Bauchi State chapter of the organised Labour has threatened to embark on strike after 21 days of negotiations and government fails to begin implementation of the new National Minimum Wage.
Chairman of the Nigerian Labor Congress in the State, Danjuma Kirfi, expressed this at a press conference on Friday in Bauchi.
As indicated by him, the 21-day ultimatum was part of resolutions reached at the end of the joint State Executive Council meeting of different Labour groups in the State.
The labour leader cried out over the non-conclusion of negotiations with the government.
Kirfi stated: “The union settled that if nothing is done after the ultimatum, individuals would leave on industrial action.
“That government is therefore given 21-day ultimatum within which to finish up dealings and start execution of the new national the lowest pay permitted by law in the state.
“The organized labour is presently calling the government to reestablish dealings immediately.”
As stated by him, there is absence of commitment on the part of government’s representatives towards effective implementation of the new minimum wage in the state.
The chairman pointed out that the state government had implemented the new minimum wage on Grade Levels 01 to 06.
“The fundamental issue, nonetheless, is consequential adjustment, that is the increment of officers from GLs 07 to 14,” he said.
He likewise approached government workers in the state to stay cool and guaranteed that the NLC leadership was working to resolve the matter in earnest.