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30k Minimum Wage: NLC To Commence Indefinite Strike

NLCThe Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC is bent on persuading the federal government to yield to the Union’s demand of an upward review of the current minimum wage which stands at 18k.

NLC Insist N30,000 per month is no longer negotiable Labour and will hold a protest to that effect Tuesday, 8th January.

The General Secretary of the NLC, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, said in a statement that there would be no strike for now.

The statement read in part, “It has come to our attention that some sections of the news media have largely misrepresented our action plan in reaction to the delay in transmitting the recommendations of the Tripartite Committee on a new national minimum wage to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“It should be recalled that the National Executive Council of the NLC met on December 17 last year and directed that we hold nationwide mobilisation of workers and our allies if, by December 31, 2018, the bill on the national minimum wage has yet to be sent to the National Assembly to be passed as an Act of Parliament.

“We immediately announced then that on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, there will be a nationwide mass mobilisation and protests simultaneously across all states in Nigeria. This does not translate to a strike.”

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