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Organized Labour Declares Nationwide Strike Over Minimum Wage, Electricity Tariff Hikes

NLC, TUC Gives Govs Ultimatum on N35k Minimum Wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have announced an indefinite nationwide strike.

According to the NLC, and the TUC, the strike action will commence on Monday, June 3 over the federal government’s failure to conclude negotiations on a new national minimum wage and reverse the recent electricity tariff hike.

The Labour Unions made the declaration at a press briefing at Labour House, Abuja, on Friday.

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NLC’s President, Joe Ajaero claimed that the President Bola Tinubu-led administration has demonstrated lack of seriousness in the negotiation process, prompting the labour unions to take this decisive action.

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Ajaero stated that the strike would begin by midnight on Sunday, June 2, 2024, and would continue until the government meets their demands.

The Labour Unions apologized for any inconvenience their actions may cause Nigerians but reiterated their commitment to pursuing the cause to its conclusion.

They urged the public to support their struggle for fair wages and affordable electricity.

 

 

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