NLC, TUC begin indefinite strike Monday

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) yesterday declared an indefinite strike effective Monday, June 3.

This is after the latest negotiation with the federal government on the new minimum wage and the recent hike of electricity tariff ended in a deadlock.

Organised labour rejected the N60,000 which government and the private sector said was the best they could offer under the circumstance.

The amount was the same tabled during the resumed negotiation on Tuesday.

Joe Ajaero and Festus Osifo, Presidents of NLC and TUC respectively, told reporters that the strike would commence at midnight of June 2, 2024.

Speaking during the press conference, Osifo said: “We shall be commencing an indefinite strike effective from Sunday midnight of June 2, 2024 and this strike will be indefinite and it will continue until we have a new minimum wage and until the government is serious.

“We are united on this because we believe this is the way forward. We believe, as we have done over the years, to consistently stand with the working class of Nigeria because they have been battered since May 29, 2023 till date.”

In a joint address, the NLC and TUC expressed “grave concern and disappointment over the federal government failure to conclude and pass into law a new National Minimum Wage Act and reverse the vexatious hike in electricity tariff to N65/kwh.”



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