The Organised Labour has threatened to go on strike if the Federal Government fails to approve and implement the N30,000 minimum wage recommended by the tripartite committee.
The General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress, Mr Musa Lawal, said this while reacting to comments by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, that the report of the tripartite committee was a mere recommendation to be acted upon after due consideration.
Lawal said while Organised Labour decided to shelve its planned strike because the government had expressed the willingness to accept the report of the tripartite committee, anything short of the full implementation of the report would be met with stiff opposition.
“They can say anything they want to say. Why were they panicky before? Why did they agree to the N30, 000? They can call it a mere recommendation or whatever they want to call it but the important thing is that at the end of the day, if we do not get the N30,000, they know what we will do,” the TUC general secretary said.