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Minimum Wage: Labour Set For Indefinite Strike November 6

Organised labour centres, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and United Labour Congress have resolved to embark on a nationwide strike beginning from November 6, over alleged failure of government to implement a new national minimum wage.

To this end leaders of the three unions have put their members on notice baring the outcome of a Joint Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting of all the Labour Centres in Nigeria scheduled to hold on Friday, November 2.

The meeting will proceed a day of protest or national outrage and mourning which shall come up on October 30 after which leaders of the various unions will meet to receive reports and make final preparations for the ultimate engagement with the federal government on the wage matter.

Ayuba Wabba, President of NLC, Bobbi Bala Kaigama of TUC and Joe Ajaero of ULC gave the notice in a joint statement on Sunday, in Abuja.

They lamented the deceit of the All Progressives Congress led government in commencing implementation of the agreement reached at the National Tripartite Committee which settled for a benchmark of at least N30, 000 as new minimum wage.

“If nothing is responsibly done by the federal government to meet our demands, on Monday, the 6th day of November, we shall embark on a nation-wide 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,” the statement read in clear terms.

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