Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,887,490 members, 6,940,131 topics. Date: Thursday, 30 June 2022 at 01:39 PM

2018 Workers Day: Ide Owodiong-idemeko Celebrates Udom, A’ibom Workers - Nairaland / General - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / 2018 Workers Day: Ide Owodiong-idemeko Celebrates Udom, A’ibom Workers (338 Views)

Happy 2020 International Workers Day / Workers’ Day: Edo To Recruit, Promote, Provide Social Housing For Workers / A’Ibom 55.1km- Super Highway Project Contractors Arrive Eket (2) (3) (4)

(1) (Reply)

2018 Workers Day: Ide Owodiong-idemeko Celebrates Udom, A’ibom Workers by akstrending(m): 5:47pm On May 01, 2018

As Akwa Ibom workers anxiously look forward to September, where a proposed new National Minimum wage is expected to take effect, Ide Owodiong-Idemeko, an accomplished administrator and lead aspirant to the Uyo Senatorial District seat,  has lauded Governor Udom Emmanuel’s commitment to the payment of Akwa Ibom wokers’ salaries.

Owodiong-Idemeko, who also celebrated workers in Akwa Ibom and Nigeria, emphasized the need for workers to be given living wage instead of minimum wage for a decent life.

The Senate hopeful and National Coordinator of 1001+ Voices, a grassroots democratic movement, who shared his thoughts with newsmen on the 2018 Workers’ Day Celebration, said gone are the days when what the “Labour Union needed was to perfect the act of persuasion and negotiation, challenge employers of labour to ensure that their employees had a living wage. What really determines the quality of life for a worker is not so much the amount of money that is transferred to him but all the other facilities available beyond the world of work.”

He stated that “there is need for us to continue to emphasize the idea of paying workers living and not minimum wage. We must emphasize the need to upgrade our safety and health laws for the worker. We must call for the protection of women and men from sexual harassment in the workplace,” he stressed. 

Owodiong-Idemeko, who has been called for a higher responsibility by the people of Uyo Senatorial District, further said,  “Providing general security in the nation that ensures workers can move around freely to do their work without fear of being kidnapped or killed while performing their duties as well as guaranteeing improved welfare for members of our security forces, should be of primary concern to the Nigerian government as we reflect on this year's Workers’ Day Celebration.”

His thought also reflected on a situation “where workers wages will not transform to a decent life as long as the health sector remains hopeless; and lecturers spend more time on strike than in the classroom.”

Owodiong-Idemeko, a pioneer graduate of the University of Uyo, said though “placards can moderate and force governments to have a rethink in some of its actions and inactions, government and governance will always remain the basic medium by which decions are made on who earns what and who gets what, and therefore should not be left in the hands of inexperienced people to run. 

He wished all workers in Akwa Ibom and Nigeria in general a happy celebration and charged them to always toe the path of dialogue in expressing their demands.

Re: 2018 Workers Day: Ide Owodiong-idemeko Celebrates Udom, A’ibom Workers by Nobody: 5:48pm On May 01, 2018
Good one

(1) (Reply)

Ifykess Celebrated Her Birthday Party On A Grand Style / Solar Street Light Suppliers And Solar Panels / Nollywood Actress, Aisha Abimbola Is Dead.

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2022 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 51
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.