The National Labour Congress, NLC and United Labour Congress, ULC has threatened to commence a fresh indefinite nationwide strike from Tuesday 6th November if the government doesn’t meet their demands.
In a joint press statement released by NLC and ULC presidents on Sunday, Comrade Ayuba Wabba and Comrade Joe Ajaero frowned at government’s stand on increasing the minimum wage from current N18000 to N24000 as the tripartite committee which also included the private sector has not concluded on any amount.
The labour leaders who had earlier demanded a minimum wage of N50000 agreed to reduce it to N30000 after negotiations.
“It is also not true that the committee did not agree on a figure during its last sitting. We accepted N30,000 as a compromise to demonstrate the willingness of Nigerian workers to make sacrifices towards nation building,” the leaders said.
Workers in Nigeria have not seen any sign of seriousness from government to resolve workers’ concerns after the strike was suspended for the committee to reconvene.
“A day of national outrage and mourning which will be used to sensitise Nigerians on our plight and on the issues at stake. This will take place in all states including Abuja on Tuesday, the 30th day of October, 2018,” they concluded.