NLC Says No Strike Over Minimum Wage

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The National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Ayuba Wabba says it has no plans to embark on nationwide strike action for the full implementation of the new minimum wage.

Ayuba Wabba, stated this on Friday while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.

According to him, several organs of the congress would be consulted before any mass action or street protest is decided on.

“We would wish to inform our members and affiliate unions, civil society allies and the general public that the Nigeria Labour Congress is neither organising nor getting associated with any mass action or street protest over any issue in any part or every part of the country in the days ahead,” he said.

“Similarly, the decision to do a mass action or any form of protest is usually taken by those organs.

“Accordingly, we wish to state unambiguously that neither has such an issue has arisen nor a debate for a mass action taken place, let alone a decision to proceed on mass action.”

A fresh negotiation, which was held Thursday in Abuja, got stuck as both parties failed to agree on wage percentage.

With the deadlock, it has now led to delay in the payment of the N30,000 to junior workers in the federal civil service.

Both parties have decided to reconvene on August 14 for talks.


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