Organised labour warns of strike resumption as deadline nears

Organized Labour has announced that the one-week ultimatum given to the Federal Government on June 4, 2024, will expire at midnight on June 11, 2024.

The labour leaders stated that if the Federal Government and National Assembly do not meet workers’ demands by Tuesday, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) will convene to consider resuming the nationwide industrial action paused last week.

Chris Onyeka, Assistant General Secretary of the NLC, made these remarks on Channels Television’s The Morning Brief on Monday.

Onyeka emphasized that Labour rejects any proposed minimum wage of ₦62,000 or ₦100,000, labeling such amounts as “starvation wages.”

He reiterated Labour’s demand for a N250,000 minimum wage, which was presented at the last Tripartite Committee on Minimum Wage meeting on Friday, as a living wage for Nigerian workers.

“We have never considered accepting N62,000 or any other wage that we know is insufficient for Nigerian workers. We will not negotiate a starvation wage,” Onyeka stated.

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