BREAKING: Nigerian Labour Unions Declares Nationwide Strike Over New Minimum Wage | #NwokeukwuMascot


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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have declared a nationwide strike beginning from Monday, June 3, 2024 over the tripartite committee’s inability to agree on a new minimum wage. 

The President of the TUC, Festus Osifo, announced the strike at a joint news conference with the leadership of the NLC in Abuja on Friday.

According to the labour leaders, the decision follows the expiration of an earlier request to the Federal Government to conclude all negotiations for a new minimum wage before the end of May.

Recall we had days ago reported that the leaderships of the NLC and the TUC threatened to paralyse the economy of the country if the Nigerian government refused to offer workers a living wage as demanded during the May Day celebration.

The organised labour gave the stern warning to the government shortly after talks on the minimum wage among members of the tripartite committee collapsed – the development that made the meeting to be adjourned “sine die” (indefinitely).

The leadership of the organised labour comprising Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) had two weeks ago walked out on the government representatives for offering Nigerian workers what they described as “paltry N48,000”.

A few days after the meeting was deadlocked, the representatives of the government jacked up the minimum wage to the sum of N54,000 – the amount members of the two labour centres frowned at. 


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