NLC Begins Indefinite Strike Jan. 8 Over Minimum Wage

NLC Begins Indefinite Strike Jan. 8 Over Minimum Wage

After the failure of the Federal Government to crucially pass on the bill on the new national lowest pay permitted by law to the National Assembly, the Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) has agreed on Jan. 8 as date for the initiation of an undefined across the nation strike.

NLC President Comrade Ayuba Wabba said the strike would be unavoidable if nothing occurred before the confirmed date.

He call upon employee across the country to help the activity to prevail in a legitimate concern for their social & monetary thriving.

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Wabba approached Federal Government to critically pass the bill on the new national lowest pay permitted by law to the National Assembly for a quick authorization.

He stated: “It is unfortunate that the Federal Government is yet to transmit to the National Assembly an executive bill for the enactment of N30,000 as the new national minimum wage.”

“Government’s dilly-dallying on the issue has strained Government-Labour relations with a potential for a major national strike which could just be days away.”

“I want to appeal to the government to do the needful by urgently transmitting the bill on the new national minimum wage to the National Assembly.”

“We also would like to use this same opportunity to urge workers to fully mobilise for a prolonged national strike and enforce their right.”

Clarifying that the strike cannot be avoided the last alternative for employee, the NLC president approached all Nigerians & organizations to comprehend and backed it.

He anyway guaranteed employee that their work, persistence & steadiness would not be futile.

Wabba said the NLC administration stays focused on giving everything necessary to guarantee employee get just & reasonable wages in an average workplace suitable to their prosperity.

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He included that the NLC administration is likewise dedicated to social insurance for employee.

“The new year presents great opportunities for workers, pensioners, civil society allies and their friends and families to put their numbers to good use.”

“This is by voting out, not on the basis of tribe or religion but purely policy, any candidate that cannot serve their interest.”

“In the year that is ahead of us, the NLC remains unequivocally committed to the national and workers’ goals which include the campaign for industrialisation, against selective enforcement of “No Work, No Pay” policy of government, among others,” he stated.