Minimum Wage: Labour begins warning strike Wednesday, Sept. 26 midnight

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The Organised Labour says it will commence nationwide warning strike over the non-implementation of the new National Minimum Wage, effective from midnight of Wednesday, September 26.

Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) stated this in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the organised labour has accused the Federal Government of stalling the negotiation by failing to mention a figure as a new minimum wage for workers in the country.

The organised labour has also on Sept. 12 issued the Federal Government a 14-day ultimatum insisting that the Tripartite Committee on the new National Minimum Wage should conclude its work within the stipulated time frame.

According to Ozo-Eson, this is to inform you that the Organised Labour shall commence nationwide warning strike in respect of the non-implementation of the National Minimum Wage, effective from midnight of Wednesday, 26th September, 2018.

“All Industrial Unions and all State Councils are to commence mobilisation immediately for an effective strike action, nationwide. A formal notification letter will be sent later in the day,‘’ he said.

NAN also gathered that the leadership of the NLC, Trade Union Congress(TUC) and the United Labour Congress(ULC) will be having a joint meeting on Wednesday to conclude arrangements on the commencement of the nationwide warning strike slated for Thursday.(NAN)

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