The Nigeria Labour Congress, on Friday, appealed to the Taraba State Government to implement the new minimum wage without delay to boost the morale of workers in the State.
State Chairman of NLC, Comrade Peter Gambo, made the appeal during the May Day celebration in Jalingo.
Gambo, who commended Governor Darius Ishaku for being up to date in the payment of worker’s salaries at the state level, however, urged the government not to tamper with the salaries of local government workers.
This is even as he lauded the governor for staging a good fight against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the State.
The NLC chairman urged workers in the state to adhere to the guidelines outlined by the state COVID-19 taskforce to avoid the spread of the virus.
In a remark, Comrade Victor Olatunde, Chairman of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in the State appealed to the government to resume disbursement of N100 million to state pension office to address the issue of pension and gratuity owed to retired civil servants in the state.
Olatunde said the timely payment of pension and gratuity to retired civil servants would enhance the quality of life of the retired citizens in the state.
The TUC leader in the state also urged the government to fully implement the pending national minimum wage for workers in the state.