Minimum Wage: NLC denies strike threat, says negotiation with FG ongoing

 Minimum Wage: NLC denies strike threat, says negotiation with FG ongoing

The president of the National Labour Congress (NLC) Ayuba Wabba, on Friday, July 5, said that the body did not issue any threat to embark on nationwide strike as widely reported on social media. Speaking with journalists on Friday concerning the rumoured impending strike, Wabba said: “NLC has not declared any action. “If we have, I will speak to it. You will hear my voice and I will sign a document. We have not issued any notice in that respect. Even the Trade Union Congress has not done that.” The NLC boss outrightly denied the viral report, describing it as unsubstantiated and unfounded rumours. It was reported that the organised labour on Monday, July 1, alerted Nigerians of serious plans to embark on strike action if the current state of affairs with the N30,000 minimum wage is not resolved. The organised labour wants the federal government to ensure that the issue of consequential adjustment arising from the new national minimum wage of N30,000 per month remains the same. The organised labour were operating under the aegis of the Trade Union Side (TUS) of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC), eight unions in the public services of the federal and 36 state governments. Spend less on the Internet! In a press statement issued in Abuja, the acting chairman of the TUS, Anchaver Simon, and the secretary, Alade Lawal, expressed disappointment over government’s alleged effort to derail the implementation of a new national minimum wage.

Ayomide Oyewole

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