Following the shortcoming of the Federal Authorities to urgently transmit the invoice on the brand new nationwide minimal wage to the Nationwide Meeting, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has set Jan. eight as date for the graduation of an indefinite nationwide strike.
NAN reviews that NLC president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba stated the strike could be inevitable if nothing occurred earlier than the set date.
He appealed to employees throughout the nation to assist the motion to achieve the curiosity of their social and financial prosperity.
Wabba known as on the Federal Authorities to urgently transmit the invoice on the brand new nationwide minimal wage to the Nationwide Meeting for a speedy passage.
“It’s unlucky that the Federal Authorities is but to transmit to the Nationwide Meeting an govt invoice for the enactment of N30,000 as the brand new nationwide minimal wage.
“Authorities’s dilly-dallying on the difficulty has strained Authorities-Labour relations with a possible for a significant nationwide strike which may simply be days away.
“I wish to enchantment to the federal government to do the needful by urgently transmitting the invoice on the brand new nationwide minimal wage to the Nationwide Meeting.
“We additionally wish to use this identical alternative to induce employees to completely mobilise for a protracted nationwide strike and implement their proper.”
Explaining that the strike has turns into inevitable because the final choice for labour, the NLC president known as on all Nigerians and companies to grasp and assist it.
He nonetheless assured employees that their labour, persistence and diligence wouldn’t be in useless.
Wabba stated the NLC management stays dedicated to giving all it takes to make sure employees get simply and truthful wages in an honest work atmosphere applicable to their well-being.
He added that the NLC management is equally dedicated to social safety for employees.
“The brand new yr presents nice alternatives for employees, pensioners, civil society allies and their pals and households to place their numbers to good use.
“That is by voting out, not on the premise of tribe or faith however purely coverage, any candidate that can’t serve their curiosity.
“Within the yr that’s forward of us, the NLC stays unequivocally dedicated to the nationwide and employees’ objectives which embrace the marketing campaign for industrialisation, in opposition to selective enforcement of “No Work, No Pay” coverage of presidency, amongst others,” he stated.
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