The Poor Remuneration Of Workers In Nigeria
Labour is not a new concept to man, it is as old as man on earth, according to Christian teaching, God imposed on man the punishment of labour as a result of his disobedience to his instruction, man abused his God-given freedom and privileges (Gen. 3:17-19). Man is to continue to labour, if he must eat and take care of his daily needs. This problem has taken a new dimension today, there are factories, industries and business ventures that employ men and women for the purpose of carrying out this divine mandate (labour), but men are being alienated from their own labour, this happens mainly due to the poor remuneration of workers by their employers and sadly enough some persons who do not work are being paid even more than those who are actually working.
The problem of poor remuneration of workers, has being a long and persistent issue in the history of mankind. Men and women work very hard, under bad and unfavourable conditions solely for the aim of meeting their basic and daily needs of life, only to be exploited by their employees, they work very hard, only to be alienated from their own labour by been given poor and unjust wages or salary for their labour.
What do you make of a young man who works for a firm and out of his own hard work and ingenuity he is able to make large amount of money, for his firm, only to be paid a meagre sum at the end of the month?
My question is, what measure is the government putting in place to address this ugly trend both in the public and private sector? And also what can the workers do on their part to address this ugly trend?