Labour Unions threaten indefinite strike over new minimum wage

The Organised Labour, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress -NLC, the Trade Union Congress -TUC, the United Labour Congress ULC and their affiliate unions will commence a nationwide strike from Monday, November 6, 2018; over the issue of the new minimum wage.

A statement jointly signed by the President of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, the President of TUC, Comrade Bobboi Kaigama, and the President of ULC, Comrade Joe Ajaero said as a prelude to the nationwide strike, labour would organise a protest on October 30, tagged a day of national outrage and mourning, to sensitise Nigerians on the plight of workers and the issues at stake.

According to them, labour will also hold a meeting of various organs of the Unions and organise a Joint Central Working Committee meeting of all the Labour Centres to receive reports and make final preparations for the strike.

It challenged the Organised Private Sector as represented in the Tripartite Committee to speak up on the matter.

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