Labor unions to go on strike Thursday

By Aderele Ijelu

IBILE.TV NEWS (LAGOS)- Nigeria’s three leading labour unions are set to begin a warning strike over government delays in implementing a new national minimum wage for workers in the country.

In a memo released Tuesday, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the United Labour Congress (ULC), say a 14-day ultimatum issued the government two weeks ago will now come into effect.

The unions instructed their members to commence mobilisation for the eventual shut down of the nation’s economy by midnight Wednesday to protest against the federal government’s repeated postponement of a new pay package for workers.

These three bodies had on September 12 issued a 14-day ultimatum to the government to reconvene the Minimum Wage Committee saddled with the responsibility of fixing a new wage for Nigerian workers to conclude negotiation on the matter or face industrial action.

Labor unions to go on strike Thursday

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