Minimum Wage: Labour Declare Indefinite Nationwide Strike June 3

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Organised Labour has announced an indefinite nationwide strike beginning Monday, June 3rd, in response to the federal government’s failure to finalise negotiations on a new national minimum wage and reverse the power tariff increase.

It was was exclusively reported on Friday that Organised Labour under the aegis of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and its Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, counterpart, might declare a nationwide strike from Monday if the tripartite committee on the new national minimum wage failed to meet the expectations of Labour.

At briefing, leaders of NLC and TUC pleaded with Nigerians to bear with them, saying “Apologies for inconveniences but commitment to pursue the cause to its conclusion.”

NEWS360 NIGERIA had earlier reported that the federal government invited the leadership of organised labour for fresh talks on Friday as it battled to meet the May 31 deadline set by the union for the government to end negotiations on the proposed new minimum wage.

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