Nigeria Labour Congress To Begin Nationwide Protest Tuesday

Nigeria Labour Congress To Begin Nationwide Protest Tuesday

On Tuesday the Nigeria Labour Congress will kickstart a nationwide protest in a bid to further demand the upward review of the current national minimum wage of N18,000 to the proposed N30,000.

According to a statement made by the NLC General Secretary, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, the labour union will not embark on strike at the moment.

Members of the public were advised by Ozo-Ebon to dismiss any other information which implies that strike would kickstart tomorrow.

“It has come to our attention that some sections of the news media have largely misrepresented our action plan in reaction to the delay in transmitting the recommendations of the Tripartite Committee on a new national minimum wage to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“It should be recalled that the National Executive Council of the NLC met on December 17 last year and directed that we hold nationwide mobilisation of workers and our allies if, by December 31, 2018, the bill on the national minimum wage has yet to be sent to the National Assembly to be passed as an Act of Parliament.

“We immediately announced then that on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, there will be a nationwide mass mobilisation and protests simultaneously across all states in Nigeria. This does not translate to a strike”, part of the statement reads.

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