NLC Stage Nationwide Protest Over N30, 000 Minimum Wage, Insists on Nov 6 Shutdown

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has reiterated its November 6, 2018 deadline to the Federal Government to meet their demands for workers’ pay raise or face a total strike by the workers.

This comes as leaders of the labour unions led protest marches in different parts of the country today, insisting that the government must approve the 30,000 naira minimum wage.

In Lagos, the protest caused a gridlock stretching from the Ojuelegba axis of Ikorodu road to Freedom Park in Ojota, Lagos state causing motorists to move slowly behind them, Channels writes.

In Imo State, the workers trooped out to sensitize the public on their demand for 30,000 naira minimum wage.

Labour leaders protest. Image: Channels

Also in Taraba, the Labour Union staged a sensitisation rally calling on the Federal Government to meet its demand of 30,000 minimum wage or face an indefinite strike action that will paralyse the economy.

According to the protesting workers, the sensitisation became necessary as the labour union has remained calm and adopted dialogue with the government since the expiration of the minimum wage review in 2016.

Labour’s threat comes after a meeting of FG and state governments over the upward review of the minimum wage ended in a deadlock Monday.

The governors posit that many states struggle with the present N18,000 minimum wage, hence an upward review would be unrealistic.


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