Labour announces Jan 8 as new date to kick of nationwide strike action after FG refusal to N30,000 minimum wage

Following the inability of the Federal Government to urgently transmit the bill on the new national minimum wage to the National Assembly, and the announcement by the State Governors Forum that they wont be able to pay the demaned N30,000 minimum wage, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has set Jan. 8 as date for the commencement of an indefinite nationwide strike.
According to NAN,  NLC president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba said the strike would be inevitable if nothing happened before the set date.

Wabba appealed to workers across the nation to give full support for  the action to succeed in the interest of their social and economic prosperity.

The president also  called on the Federal Government to urgently transmit the bill on the new national minimum wage to the National Assembly for a speedy passage.

He said: “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.”

He however assured workers that their labour, patience and diligence would not be in vain.

He reaffirmed that the Union will stick to the decision and give all it takes to ensure all Nigerian workers are well paid and that in a decent work environment appropriate to their well-being.


He added that the NLC leadership is similarly committed to social protection for workers.

“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 said.
Labour announces Jan 8 as new date to kick of nationwide strike action after FG refusal to N30,000 minimum wage Labour announces Jan 8 as new date to kick of nationwide strike action after FG refusal to N30,000 minimum wage Reviewed by Bueze Onyeka on 18:19 Rating: 5

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