The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and its affiliate unions have issued a letter announcing its intent to begin a nationwide strike on thursday morning to protest the government’s delay in fixing a new minimum wage for public servants.
The various unions had jointly issued a 14-day ultimatum threatening to embark on industrial action if the Federal Government fails to come to terms on the negotiations for the new minimum wage.
In a statement issued by NLC’s General Secretary, Peter Ozo-Eson, the union threatened to embark on a nationwide warning strike in respect of the non compliance of the government to implement the proposed National Minimum Wage, effective from Wednesday night/thursday.
The statement read;
“all Industrial Unions, All NLC state councils. This is to inform you that the Organised Labour shall commence nation-wide warning strike in respect of the non-implementation of the National Minimum Wage, effective from Midnight of Wednesday, 26th September, 2018. ‘All Industrial Unions and all state Councils are to commence mobilisation immediately for an effective strike action, nation-wide. A formal notification letter will be sent later in the day”.