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Minimum wage – NLC threatens to embark on fresh nationwide strike by November 6th

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The organized labour whic comprises of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), has again threatened to embark on a fresh nationwide industrial action on November 6th 2018.

According to the groups they will be protesting over what they described as the government’s unwillingness to implement a new minimum wage for workers.

In the statement jointly signed by the leaders of the two labour centers, they accused the Federal Government of deliberately refusing to forward the resolutions of the tripartite committee.

They also claimed that after series of negotiations, the committee had reached a consensus for a minimum wage of N30,000 but the Federal Government has failed to take necessary actions towards it.

According to the statement, the organized labour will proceed on the nationwide strike action, if the Federal Government refuses to take the necessary actions on the resolutions which they describe as a done deal.

 

The organized labour and the Federal Government have been enmeshed in serious debates over a new wage structure for workers. This has led to several industrial actions, with the government threatening to enforce a “no work, no pay” policy for the workers. The Nigeria Governors Forum, on the other hand, has stated that although the governors are not against a new wage structure for workers, some states lack the capacity to pay.

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