Organised Labour To Commence Nationwide Warning Strike
The Nigeria labour congress NLC, has directed all its members to commence a warning strike on the midnight of Wednesday, 26 September 2018.
Labour is making true its threat of a 14 day ultimatum issued to the federal government on the 12th of September to return to the negotiating table with its own proposed figure of a new national minimum wage for workers in the country.
In a letter to all Councils of the NLC and the Trade Union Congress TUC, signed by their General Secretaries, Dr Peter Ozo-Eson and Mr Ozigi, the two labour Centres said they are calling out their members over the non implementation of a national minimum wage.
A formal notification letter has also been issued to all Councils and Industrial Unions to that effect.
Except there is a quick response by the government before the ultimatum lapses, Nigerian workers nationwide will down tools to drive home their demand on a new national minimum wage.
Recall that President Muhammad Buhari had set up a tripartite Committee headed by former Permanent Secretary, Ms Amma Pepple to work out a new national minimum wage for workers in Nigeria.
But two weeks ago when the Committee was to meet for the last time before submitting its report to the government, the government through the Minster of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, said government needed more time to deliberate and come up with its own figure and the meeting was adjourned indefinitely.
Rising from that meeting, labour issued the fourteen day ultimatum which will lapse on the midnight of Wednesday.