‘It’s an eco­nomic crime to with­hold work­ers’ salaries’

Daily Trust - - LABOUR - From Mo­hammed Shosanya, La­gos

Chair­man, In­dus­trial Global Union, African Re­gion, Com­rade Issa Aremu, has said that de­layed and non­pay­ment of work­ers’ salaries by em­ploy­ers should be treated as eco­nomic crime by the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment and per­pe­tra­tors should be made to face the mu­sic.

He said that it is wrong to tie work­ers monthly salaries to the pres­i­den­tial bail outs Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari re­cently granted some state gover­nors to as­sist them pay work­ers’ salaries.

Aremu, who

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the Gen­eral Sec­re­tary of Na­tional Union of Textile,Gar­ment and Tai­lor­ing Work­ers of Nige­ria(NUTGTWN) em­pha­sized that work­ers’ monthly wages are le­git­i­mate reg­u­lar earn­ings which should not be ne­go­ti­ated.

Work­ers, he said, have the right to make un­govern­able and un­man­age­able com­pa­nies that are de­fault­ing on salaries pay­ment, re­mit­tance of pen­sion con­tri­bu­tions and union dues.

He en­joined work­ers in the coun­try to pool their ef­forts with a view to con­fronting the chal­lenges mil­i­tat­ing against de­cent work in Nige­ria.

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