By Sunday Akintoye
Labour unions in Kwara have given the State Government 14 days ultimatum to implement the national minimum wage.
The labour unions also asked for implementation of upward review of the negotiated minimum wage by fifty percent for all workers in the state.
This was part of the resolution adopted at the end of a congress meeting of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, Trade Union Congress TUC and the Joint Negotiating Council on Monday in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.
The State NLC Chairman, Comrade Aliyu Issa -Ore, Acting State TUC Chairman, Comrade Ezekiel Adegoke and State Chairman JNC Comrade Saliu Suleiman stated that implementation of the new minimum wage was long overdue, especially with the increase in the prices of food, fuel and electricity tariff all over the country.
The unions also called for the implement of the approved ten percent outstanding CONHESS to local government workers.