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Minimal Wage: NLC Threatens To Shut Down Nigeria After November sixth


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The Nigeria Labour Congress has requested Nigerians to replenish on meals as it can quickly shut down your complete nation. NLC mentioned this in a communiqué issued on the finish of an emergency assembly of its Nationwide Govt Council in Abuja on Tuesday.

Within the communiqué signed by the President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, and its Basic Secretary, Dr. Peter Ounces-Eson, the union directed all affiliate unions, state councils, civil society allies, the casual sector and different associates of employees and lovers of democracy to begin rapid mobilization of their members.

The NLC lambasted the federal government for its ‘no work, no pay’ coverage, including that what ought to have been carried out was ‘no pay, no work’.

The assertion added, “The NEC suggested Nigerians to begin stocking up meals and different requirements of life as employees will guarantee a complete shut down of the nation.

The NEC-in-session equally condemned the federal government for its design/plan to clamp down on labour by way of selective and inaccurate invocation of the ‘no work, no pay” clause within the Commerce Disputes Act, noting that the suitable to strike is each a human and commerce union proper and can’t be abridged as it’s what distinguishes a employee from a slave.”

The NLC maintained that the nationwide minimal wage have to be N30,000 even because it accused the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, of insincerity. It additionally kicked in opposition to the fixing of tenure for employees holding union government positions in contravention of the provisions of ILO Conference 87.

The union added, “the prohibition or exclusion of non-card carrying members of commerce unions from main or being a part of negotiation delegations of commerce unions harking back to the Abacha navy period.”

It additionally resolved to prepare a nationwide day of mobilization and sensitization rallies for all employees to point out their outrage and mourning within the 36 states of the federation and the FCT on October 30, 2018.

“The day may even be used to teach and sensitize Nigerians to the horrendous plight of employees and pensioners, the insensitivity and duplicity of the federal government on labor points,

and to protest the proposed obnoxious insurance policies of presidency in opposition to organized labor,” the NLC mentioned. The union requested employees to ignore the ‘no work, no pay’ coverage even because it restated its resolve to embark on a strike if the nationwide minimal wage is just not reviewed upward by November 6.

In the meantime, the Federal Authorities has mentioned it won’t try to oppress or suppress the organized labor.

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