The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned all state councils to get ready for a strike action come Wednesday 16th of October. This action will be taken against the present deliberation on the minimum wage.
Naijanoise reports that the NLC warned its state councils that it might embark on a compulsory strike action if negotiation of the minimum wage breaks down again with Federal Government.
This information was made known to the public in a circular which was sent to the state councils and signed by its General Secretary, Mr Emmanuel Ugboaja.
In the statement, the NLC had stated that this was a notice incase the proposed negotiations which was slated for the 15th of October with the Federal Government breaks down.
The circular reads as thus:
“You will recollect that a Joint Communicant was issued by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Committee (JNPSNC) stating that in the two weeks from the date of this said agreement, industrial harmony could not be guaranteed in the country should an agreement not be reached with the Federal Government on the Consequential Adjustment of Salaries as a result of the New National Minimum Wage of N30,000 and hence, the commencement of a strike. You are hereby directed to coordinate preparations with TUC and JNPSNC in your States for necessary action should the time expire without an agreement as contained in the circular.’’