TUC Demands Payment of N35,000 Wage Award

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The Trade Union Congress has called on the Federal Government to pay all federal civil servants their ₦35,000 wage award as agreed during a meeting held after the removal of fuel subsidy.

The TUC President, Festus Osifo, made the call in Abuja at the congress’ emergency National Executive Council meeting.

Osifo noted that workers had only received a one-month payment that was meant for September, adding that only a few workers had been paid for the second time.

Osifo also urged all the 36 state governors and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, to “tighten their belt in assuaging the plight of workers” occasioned by the removal of fuel subsidy to avoid a fresh crisis in the country.

Osifo said, “On the issue of the wage award, it is on record that the payment has been made just once for September, but as it is now, our members in the federal civil service have not been paid the ₦35,000 wage award since October. “We wish to call on the government to fastrack all the payments now. We learnt that they’re putting some things in place to ensure the payment, but people are not ready to listen to excuses.

We demand that they immediately pay this ₦35,000 wage award to the bank accounts of the federal civil servants without excuses.

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