The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ondo State Council has described as unacceptable and anti-labour a statement credited to the Minister of Labour, Senator Chris Ngige that implementation a new National Minimum Wage will not be realistic by September this year.
The Union therefore called on the National Leadership of NLC and TUC to brace-up and ensure necessary industrial measures were adopted to counter the minister for the actualisation of the new wage by the last quarter of this year as earlier promised by the federal Government.
This is contained in nine points communiqué issued at the end of the monthly Congress of the Union held at the Press Centre, Alagbaka Akure.
According to the communiqué signed by the state Secretary of the Union, Leke Adegbite, NUJ urges stakeholders in the forthcoming Ekiti State governorship election especially INEC, Security agencies and contestants to play the game by the rule in order to protect people’s mandate.
The Communiqué also appeals to the Ondo state government to urgently embark on clearing and channelisation of drainages across the state to prevent flooding as major roads within Akure metropolis, are being waterlogged whenever there is rainfall.
The Union restates its call on Federal and state governments to ensure adequate funding of their media organizations particularly FRCN, NTA, NAN and VON, in order to address decay facilities and poor working condition, while owners of Private media organisations should give top priority to regular payment of their workers.