The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has told Nigerians to prepare for the long haul in relation to the strike over the implementation of the new minimum wage by stockpiling food items.
The strike is set to commence from November 6, in case the Federal Government fails to meet its side of the bargain by ensuring workers get paid a minimum wage of N30,000.
In a resolution reached at the end of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the NLC held in Abuja, the union said they are not disturbed about the FG’s recent statement about implementing the no-work no-pay policy, insisting workers have a right to strike.
The resolution was signed by the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, and General Secretary, Peter Ozo-Eson, implored workers to pay no mind to the government’s “no work, no pay” stance because workers are already living in poverty with a lot of them being owed arrears of salaries.
The NEC called for a national day of mobilisation and sensitisation rallies for all workers to show their outrage and anguish in the 36 states of the federation and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.
The communiqué reads:
“NEC-in-session directed all affiliate unions, state councils, civil society allies, the informal sector and other friends of workers and lovers of democracy to commence immediate mobilisation of their members; to commence an indefinite national strike and industrial actions from November 6, 2018, except government accepts and commences the process of perfecting the payment of N30,000 as the negotiated and compromise new national minimum wage before that date.”