Workers in Eleme local government area joined their counterparts all over the world to celebrate this year’s workers day. May 1st has been set aside by the United Nations to mark workers day all over the world.
This year’s celebration is particularly remarkable following the actualization of the new minimum wage for workers.
Speaking during the celebration in Eleme local government, Chairman of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Eleme Chapter, Comrade Gospel Mimi reechoed the demands of the National and State workers calling for the immediate implementation of the new minimum wage in the LGA.
The various Labour Unions in the nation had called for the implementation of the new minimum wage adding that it is not a privilege but a deserved right of the worker, and also threatening that if the government fails to implement it from this month they will demand for it in arrears.
Speaking further, the NULGE Chairman, Eleme Chapter highlighted some of the challenges the workers are going through adding that the union has evolved mechanisms to engage relevant authorities including dialogue.
He further mentioned areas which they seek assistance from the council authorities which includes speedy computation and implementation of the new minimum wage of N30,000 completion of the remaining renovation project started sometimes ago, renovation of the Union hall which double as worship centre to the staff and people of Eleme, payment of establishment exams 2013/2014 session till date, payment of the remaining first 28 days and furnishing of Union office. He also appealed to the staff to take their job seriously and be punctual to duties.
Responding, the Acting Chairman of Eleme Local Government Council, Hon. Grace Osaronu commended the leadership of NULGE for the smooth and cordial relationship prevailing in the council. She said without the workers cooperation, the council authorities would have found it difficult in various areas. She however appealed to them to take their work very seriously.
On the demand of the workers, she said the council authority will look into it with a view to giving it due considerations.
This year’s workers day in Eleme witnessed parade by workers and NYSC members. The former Chairman of Eleme Local Government Council, Hon. (Barr.) Princely Chujor was the Chairman of the Occasion.