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NLC signals prolonged strike over minimum wage

THE organized labour has told workers to fully mobilise for a prolonged nationwide strike over the inability of the federal government to commence the process of implementing the N30,000 new minimum wage.

The organized labour also condemned the wanton killings under any guise in the country, “particularly the recent pogrom in Zamfara State which has become a recurring decimal in the state.

” It said that the mind-boggling repeat episodes of gruesome killings clearly showed total collapse of governance in Zamfara State and a dearth of social justice and the reign of abject poverty.

In its New Year message, the President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Ayuba Wabba said, “Government’s dilly-dallying on the issue has strained Government -Labour relations with a potential for a major national strike which could just be days away.

“Accordingly, we would use this opportunity to appeal to the Government to do the needful by urgently transmitting the bill on the new national minimum wage to the National Assembly.

“We also would like to use this same opportunity to urge workers to fully mobilize for a prolonged national strike and enforce their right.

“This strike action becomes the inevitable last option for us and we crave the understanding and support of all Nigerians and businesses.

Wabba assured workers that their labour, patience and diligence would not be in vain as his leadership is committed to ensuring there is social protection for workers.

 

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