Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC to commence nationwide strike tomorrow

The Nigeria Labour Congress – NLC has directed workers to proceed on a nationwide warning strike with effect from tomorrow Thursday, following the delay in negotiations for a new minimum wage by the Federal Government.

The NLC General Secretary, Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, in a statement in Abuja directed all industrial unions in the country and state councils to immediately begin the mobilisation of their members in readiness for the warning strike.

President Muhammadu Buhari had in November 2017, inaugurated a tripartite committee to negotiate a new national minimum wage for the country with government assuring workers that the committee, which began sitting in March 2018, would conclude its work by the end of this month.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, who assured the workers of a new wage by the end of the third quarter, later announced that the committee was yet to finalise its work, stating that the government needed more time to consult before arriving at a figure which would be discussed by the committee.

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