The Senior Staff Association of Nigerians Universities, SSANU, has accused the Federal Government of insincerity in its dealings with the negotiation team on the new national minimum wage.
The union also warned government not to push workers to the wall, warning that the consequences will be grievous.
SSANU made the declaration in a communique issued at the end of its 34th National Executive Council, NEC, meeting at the Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka.
The communique was signed by its National President, Samson Ugwoke and the National Public Relations Officer, Abdussobur Salaam.
The union said: “NEC in session notes that the negotiations on the new national minimum wage are becoming unnecessarily protracted. NEC observes that the Federal Government appears not to be sincere about the negotiations and that the decision of the Federal Government side, to postpone the meeting of the Committee sine die, on the grounds of further consultations, is flimsy.
“SSANU joins the Nigeria Labour Congress to call on the Federal Government to face the serious business of reviewing the national minimum wage lest it incurs the wrath of the Nigerian workers and their millions of dependents who have been long suffering and patient. Nigerian workers should not be pushed to the wall, as the implication of this could have dire consequences on governance.”
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