BREAKING News: Minimum wage: NLC, TUC mobilise CSOs, others for strike

*Give FG May 31 deadline to reverse electricity tariff hike

*Restate May ending ultimatum on Minimum Wage


The two main organised labour, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) have expressed displeasure over federal government systematic refusal to come out with figures for the New National Minimum Wage.

Even as the two labour centres have notified civil societies over their planned industrial action should government fail to reverse the hike in electricity tariff and conclude the minimum wage by May 31.

In a joint communique issued today leaders of the two labour centres, gave the federal government and National Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, month ending to reverse the hike.

This came as they reiterated their May 31 ultimatum for government to conclude the new minimum wage or face a national strike.

In the jointly signed statement by Comrade Comrade Joe Ajaero Esq and Comrade (Engr) Festus Osifo, both NLC and TUC said “Consequently, the NEC-in-session accordingly reaffirms the NLC and TUC joint ultimatum earlier  issued the Anambra state government by its Anambra state councils.
It therefore directed all affiliates and workers in the state council to mobilize  their members to ensure a successful action in the event the state government fails to meet the demands of workers by Thursday, the 23rd
of May, 2024.

In the event that the government fails to meet the demands outlined within the stipulated timeframe, the NEC authorizes the leadership of the NLC and TUC to take appropriate actions,  including but not limited to the mobilization of workers for peaceful protests  and industrial actions, to press home these demands for social justice and workers’ rights.

NEC therefore calls on all affiliate
unions, and workers including Civil Society Organisations  across Nigeria  to remain united and steadfast in solidarity during this critical period.  Together, we shall prevail in our pursuit of a fair and just society that guarantees the dignity and well-being of all its citizens.

The NECs – in session finally  affirms its unwavering commitment to championing the cause  of Nigerian  workers and ensuring that their  rights and interests are upheld at all times.

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