Reps move to exclude FG, regular courts from labour matters

A law to exclude regular courts, federal and state governments from the determination of minimum wage for workers in the country, and vest the same powers in the federal and state legislatures and industrial courts, is underway in the House of Representatives.

The legislative instrument, exclusively obtained by VANGUARD, is entitled: “Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Fifth Alteration) Bill, 2021”. The sponsor is Rep. Abbas Tajudeen.

The Bill seeks to alter the constitution, and insert that “The National Assembly, May make laws for the Federation or any part thereof with respect to Labour, including trade unions, Industrial relation, conditions, safety and welfare of Labour, industrial disputes; prescribing minimum wage and industrial dispute in so far as the subject matter relates to a matter upon which the National Assembly has the power to make laws in the constitution.




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