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BREAKING: NLC and TUC declare indefinite strike over minimum wage


Members of the organised labour, together with the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Commerce Union Congress (TUC), have launched into an indefinite strike over the federal authorities’s refusal to lift the minimal wage from N60,000.

The President of the TUC Festus Osifo introduced the strike at a joint information convention with the management of the NLC in Abuja on Friday.

The labour chief mentioned the strike would start by midnight on Sunday, June 2, 2024.

Osifo said, “As you might be conscious, we had the final assembly previous at present, which was on Tuesday. In that assembly, they (the federal government) provided N60,000. They invited us for a gathering at present (Friday), and we deliberated on it, pondering they had been exhibiting the mandatory dedication.

“To our shock, there was no critical illustration from both the Federal Authorities or the state governors who’re presupposed to be a part of the negotiations.

“So, technically, we felt they’ve deserted us as a result of they remained adamant concerning the N60,000 provide. Not even a kobo was added to what we rightfully rejected.”

The organised labour had as soon as pulled out of the negotiation and rejected two Federal Authorities presents, the most recent being N60,000. They’re insisting on N497,000 as minimal wage.

For the reason that removing of gasoline subsidy and the floating of the naira, the price of residing in Nigeria has reached new highs, heightening requires a brand new minimal wage.

Within the wake of the event, labour leaders have reeled out a number of measures together with a brand new minimal wage, various modes of transportation, and others to cushion the influence of the subsidy removing.

The federal government later arrange a committee made up of labour leaders, authorities officers, and the organised non-public sector to barter a brand new minimal wage.

Regardless of a number of conferences, the committee failed to achieve a consensus, prompting the current strike motion by the labour leaders. The Federal Authorities is but to touch upon the TUC and NLC’s newest transfer.

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