NLC to begin strike Jan 8

NLC restates plan to strike over fuel price increase
NLC President, Mr Ayuba Wabba,

Lasun Alagbe
Nigeria may witness an early-year disruption as the Nigerian Labour Congress has vowed to commence an indefinite industrial strike on January 8.
According to the NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, there will be no stopping the strike if the N30, 000 minimum wage he workers are asking for is not endorsed by government.
Wabba said, “It is unfortunate that the Federal Government has yet to transmit to the National Assembly an executive bill for the enactment of N30,000 as the new national minimum wage. Government’s dilly-dallying on the issue has strained Government-Labour relations with a potential for a major national strike which could just be days away.
“I want to appeal to the government to do the needful by urgently transmitting the bill on the new national minimum wage to the National Assembly. We also would like to use this same opportunity to urge workers to fully mobilise for a prolonged national strike and enforce their right.
“The new year presents great opportunities for workers, pensioners, civil society allies and their friends and families to put their numbers to good use. This is by voting out, not on the basis of tribe or religion but purely policy, any candidate that cannot serve their interest.”

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