Labour Declare Indefinite Strike Over Minìmum Wage Disagreement


The organized labour, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), has announced an indefinite strike scheduled to commence on June 3, 2024. This decision stems from the perceived reluctance of the Federal Government to revise its initial offer of N60,000, as presented during the tripartite committee meeting in Abuja on Friday.

During a joint press briefing, NLC President Joe Ajaero and TUC President Festus Osifo articulated the rationale behind the strike declaration. Osifo lamented the lack of substantial engagement from the government representatives during the latest meeting held on Friday, following a prior session on Tuesday where the N60,000 offer was tabled. Despite hopes for progress, Osifo noted a conspicuous absence of commitment from the Federal Government and state governors, essential stakeholders in the negotiation process.

Osifo emphasized, "To our surprise, there was no serious representation from either the Federal Government or the state governors who are supposed to be part of the negotiations. So, technically, we felt they have abandoned us because they remained adamant about the N60,000 offer. Not even a kobo was added to what we rightfully rejected."

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