Workers in Ondo state have staged a peaceful protest, agitating for the payment of thirty thousand Naira minimum wage by the Federal government.

The workers who were led by leaders of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, chanted various solidarity songs and carried placards bearing inscriptions against the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige.

The protest, which took workers from the Adegbemile Cultural Center through Deji’s Palace terminated at the Governor Office in Alagbaka, where the Labour Unions handed over a letter of protest to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

Presenting the letter with the title “Workers are angry” to the Head of Service, Toyin Akinkuotu, the Ondo NLC chairman, Comrade Tayo Ogunleye said the payment of thirty thousand naira as minimum wage to the workers has come to stay.

Comrade Ogunleye pointed out that the agreement of the tripartite committee on the minimum wage must be implemented by the Federal government.

According to him, there is no going back on the proposed indefinite strike by Labour Unions in November six to further press home their demand for new minimum wage.

Also speaking, the Chairman of the TUC, in Ondo state, Comrade Soladoye Ekundayo stressed the need for the Federal government to address various challenges facing pensioners.

The Head of Service, Toyin Akinkuotu noted that the agitation of protesting workers was justifiable and that the state governor will look into it for the benefit of all parties involved.


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