COVID-19: Oshiomhole caution governors on wage slash
Adams Oshiomhole, the Nationwide Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has warned State Governors in opposition to slicing salaries of employees because of COVID-19 pandemic.
However Oshiomhole, in an article printed to mark Labour Day appealed to the governors to “Be delicate to the poor situation of employees throughout this tough time.”
In response to him, cutting salaries of employees, “Can solely deliver a few vicious cycle of poverty.”
Oshiomhole suggested governors to moderately cut back value of governance as an alternative of slashing wages or retrenching employees.
The article reads partially, “For example, slicing wages is most unhelpful within the circumstance. It’s like asking an anaemic affected person to donate blood to save lots of the lives of different sufferers in want of blood transfusion.
“A health care provider who does that ought to have his license withdrawn. So, a coverage adviser who recommends wage reduce is abysmally unconscious of the temper of the current which is that compassion and solidarity.
“State governments shouldn’t make employees bear a disproportionate a part of the burden. Once you reduce a employees’ poor wage, you might be additional limiting his energy to be an financial participant.
“How can the employee make efficient demand for the products and companies produced once you shrink his revenue?