RATTAWU CHARGES OBI ON MINIMUM WAGE
The union's National Vice-Chairman, East, Mr. Ndudi Chude, who is also Vice-Chairman, Enugu State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, said the call became necessary for the zone to continue to enjoy industrial peace, warning the governors against politicisation of the issue.
Chude, who spoke at the delegates' conference of Anambra State chapter of RATTAWU in Awka, weekend, also called for the creation of a Ministry for Culture and Tourism by Anambra State government.
He said the lumping together of culture and tourism with information in the same ministry had made it difficult for culture and tourism to make impact.
Anambra State Chairman of RATTAWU, Emeka Kalu, said carving out such a separate ministry would boost tourism.
Governor Obi, who was represented by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Maja Umeh, said the government was committed to workers' welfare and determined to implement the new minimum wage.
He called for patience and understanding by the workforce, given the state's lean resources.