Workers in Osun state are not celebrating Workers’ Day today because of the shocking death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke on April 23.

The Osun State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress on Monday cancelled all forms of celebration in honour of the late politician.

The Ede-born politician was the first executive governor of the state and the incumbent senator representing Osun West senatorial district.

Osun NLC Chairman, Mr Jacob Adekomi, however, did not forget to demand the payment of outstanding salaries.

He also added his voice to those calling for an upward review of workers’ minimum wage, which has dominated the Workers’ Day celebrations this year.

The NLC President, Mr Ayuba Waba, said: “By law and practice, and through a collective bargaining process, government, employers of labour and organised labour as represented by TUC and NLC, have agreed that in every five years, we need to review the minimum wage because of a lot of factors – the cost of living, inflation and other factors that need to be considered.

“Therefore, it is due both by law and in practice. And it is a legitimate demand.”