Minimum Wage Update: NLC, ULC Announces Nation Wide Strike

The National Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress and the United Labour Congress have all threatened to go on strike on November 6, 2018 if the Government seizes to act on it.

The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, the TUC President, Bobboi Kaigama; and ULC President, Joe Ajaero decided to implement a no work, no pay policy in a statement jointly signed by them.

Here is part of the statement signed which was read “If nothing is done by the Federal Government to meet our demands, on Monday, November 6, 2018 we shall embark on a nationwide strike to compel this government to show more sensitivity to the plight of Nigerians and the suffering that is decimating our people on daily basis”.

An issue was raised by the organized labour that the Federal Government should implement a policy that would criminalize the non-payment of salaries as well as a no work, no pay policy.

In addition to the statement read, “ A nation where the government owes its workforce several months in arrears of unpaid salaries has not sought ways to eliminate it but is rather seeking ways to gag same workers from protesting this crime against them and their families”.

The union said it is unfortunate that government could kick against the N 30,000 minimum wage but still solicit votes from workers.

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