Duke urges long-term solution to minimum wage crisis
Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mr. Donald Duke has charged the Federal Government to find long-term solution to the lingering minimum wage crisis.
“Fire brigade” response, according to Duke, is tantamount to giving a short-term solution to long-term problem. Such approach is inherently faulty and unsustainable, hence, the incessant resurgence of the issue with every Federal Government’s administration,” he said.
He, therefore, advocated a holistic and systemic approach to addressing the issue, stressing that “the best approach to solving this lingering problem is to identify and address the real needs of civil servants such as food, housing, transportation, health, children’s education and security, rather than focusing on salary increases.”