NLC begins warning strike today

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) will start an indefinite warning strike to pressure the Buhari administration to implement a new minimum wage for workers.

The strike will start Wednesday morning.

The Trade Union Congress, had earlier on announced that it too would begin a strike from the early hours of Thursday, following the federal government’s failure to act its ultimatum on the new minimum wage.

Both unions demand progress made by a tripartite committee on the national minimum wage for workers, and that the leaders have cautioned the federal government against ambivalence on the new minimum wage.
Last Thursday, the NLC resolved to commence an indefinite nationwide strike after the expiration of the 14-day ultimatum given to the federal government which will elapse Wednesday.
In a press statement Wednesday, signed by the NLC General Secretary, Peter Ozo-Eson, the congress resolved that the strike commence in the midnight of Wednesday.
“Representatives of organized labour, after due consultation and meetings, have therefore agreed that all unions and our Civil society allies should embark on a warning strike from midnight of Wednesday, 26th September, 2018,” the statement said.
“All affiliates and state councils are therefore expected to mobilize their members nationwide to ensure total compliance.”
“The nationwide warning strike will remain in force until further directives are conveyed,” the release read.