NLC sees payment of workers’ salary as recession exit strategy

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) said enhanced remuneration and prompt payment of workers’ salaries is veritable for exiting the present economic recession.

Congress insisted that it is only when the workers are paid as at when due that the productive arm of the economy can get the boost to support the resuscitation of the depressed economy.

Representing the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba at the 10th Quadrennial Delegates Conference of the National Union of Food Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE), the General Secretary, Dr Peter Ozo Eson, lamented that Nigerian workers have been at the receiving end of the present economic crisis.

He said: “It is unfortunate that workers are being made to suffer the effects of which they were not the cause. Owing workers or depressing them will not be the way out of recession, to get out of recession salary should be paid as at when due.”

He maintained that it is when the workers spend the salary earned, that the manufacturing and other service sectors presently going through various challenges can get a respite.

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