The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has dragged state governors owing workers’ salaries to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland.
NLC president, Ayuba Wabba presented a petition against the governors at the ongoing 107th International Labour Conference (ILC) on Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland, while speaking on issues affecting Nigeria workers.
According to him, the complaint has been lodged and it will be taken up by the committee on Application of Standard where the issue will be referred.
“NLC is currently engaged in tripartite minimum wage negotiation with the government and we will remain eternally vigilant to ensure that the process is successfully concluded. That is within the stipulated timeline by the Federal Government of Nigeria. We must be able to give voice to workers,” he said.
He added that some state governments were violating not only our national laws but also refusing to obey court orders with impunity.
Wabba called on the ILO to continue to use her results and outputs as inputs to effectively take on new and daunting challenges. He said some of these new challenges include migration and refugee crises, automation and technology, artificial intelligence, widening income distribution crisis, work place and domestic gender based violence.