As labour union picks September 26 date for strike
The organized labour on Monday told Nigerians to prepare for a nationwide strike over Federal Government’s delay in the implementation of a new National Minimum Wage.
The body said the two-week ultimatum given to the federal government expires September 26 and urged everyone to be prepared.
The President, United Labour Congress (ULC), Joe Ajaero said this in a communiqué issued after its meeting on Monday in Lagos.
He said, “We shall no longer be obliged by this time to give any further notice to the government before embarking on the action.
“By this communiqué, we order all our affiliates and state councils nationwide to move to the final level of alert in their preparation for the proposed nationwide strike”.
He also said that a new national minimum wage was desirable and possible; adding that lack of patriotism, greed and corruption was the bane of a reasonable wage.
Meanwhile the Central Working Committee (CWC) of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has authorized the National Administrative Council (NAC) and its leadership to carry out all necessary actions in conjunction with other stakeholders to ensure the achievement of the minimum wage.