Lagos TUC Urges Swift Implementation Of N35,000 Wage Increase

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In light of recent agreements between Organised Labor and the Federal Government to mitigate the repercussions of fuel subsidy removal, the Lagos State Council of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, is calling upon Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to promptly adopt and put into effect, these resolutions.

In an official statement bearing the signatures of the Chairman, Gbenga Ekundayo, and Secretary, Aladetan Abiodun, the union has vowed to take all necessary steps to implement these resolutions, and vigorously advocate for their demands. The union is resolute in its commitment to stand by its members until these agreements are fully enacted.

Previously, the council had issued a strike notice in line with the national directive, citing the severe hardships, suffering, agony, and depression inflicted by the removal of fuel subsidies; coupled with the absence of corresponding adjustments in workers’ wages.

Referencing the recent agreements between labor and the government, the union is calling upon the Governor to expeditiously implement these adjustments for the well-being of state workers. One of these significant agreements includes the N35,000 wage hike, applicable to all government employees.

Moreover, the Federal Government has made a commitment to facilitate the deployment of compressed natural gas (CNG) buses to alleviate transportation challenges stemming from the removal of the PMS subsidy. The Bola Tinubu administration is also set to waive Value Added Tax (VAT) on diesel for the next six months to ease production and transportation expenses. Furthermore, funding will be allocated to support micro and small-scale enterprises, among other measures.

To oversee the meticulous implementation of all aspects related to government interventions that are intended to mitigate the consequences of fuel subsidy removal, a sub-committee will be convened. Also, the unresolved issues concerning the Road Transport Employees Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) and the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos State have been spotlighted as matters demanding immediate attention. Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, participating virtually, has pledged to resolve these issues with urgency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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