Nigertia Labor Congress

  • Workers in Nigeria are Bitter, Unhappy and Sad-Former Oyo NASU Chairman

    WagesWorkers in Nigeria are bitter, unhappy and sad as a result of the insensitivity of the governments at all levels.
    This was the submission of the former chairman of the Non-Academic Staff Union  and Associated Institutions(NASU) in Oyo state, Comrade Fatoki Olusola-Cole.
    ''Workers in Nigeria are bitter, we are not happy, we are sad. Governments at all levels have made life more miserable for us through their wicked deeds. The government at all levels  have succeeded in bastardizing everything in the country. History will make a better judgment of all of us either good or bad. The wicked will never escape the judgment of God wherever they run to,'' Comrade Olusoal-Cole stated.
    In a related development, the chairman of the Oyo state council of the Trade Union Congress(TUC), Comrade Bosun Olabiyi has expressed reservations over the poor salaries of workers in the state.
    Comrade Olabiyi made his views known on Monday in his address at the 2023 Workers' Day celebration with the theme,''Workers'Rights and Socio-Economic Justice in Ibadan, Nigeria.
    ''Wages are too low to cater for our immediate needs and employers have at most times put themselves in a kingly position of taking it or leaving it. Workers have the right to be heard. It is the right of workers to express themselves. I call on the state government to respect agreements. When workers are allowed to speak, they will be able to protect their rights.''
    In his remarks, the chairman of the state council of the Nigeria Labor Congress, Comrade(Pastor) Kayode Martins  stressed the need for a living wage for workers to enhance productivity, adding,''the minimum wage of N30,000 ought to have been reviewed upwards for workers to have a good life.''