The Global News reports that the Organised Labour through the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) has declared a nationwide strike beginning from Monday, June 3rd, 2024 over failure of the tripartite committee to agree on a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

The NLC President, Festus Osifo, declared the strike at a joint news conference on Tuesday with the leadership of the NLC in Abuja on Friday.

He said, “In light of this persistent inaction, we, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), hereby issue a notice of commencement of an indefinite nationwide strike to the Federal Government.

“We reiterate that since the National Minimum Wage negotiation exercise has not been concluded and the agreed wage passed into law; the hike in electricity tariff has not been reversed and the categorization of consumers into Bands has not stopped as demanded; Nigerian workers are compelled by these failures to embark on an indefinite nationwide industrial action beginning on Monday, the 3rd of June, 2024 to press home our demands.”

During the Tripartite Committee on the Minimum Wage negotiation meeting on Tuesday, the Federal Government had offered Labour N60,000 as the new minimum wage for workers.

But Organised Labour rejected the offer and instead demanded N494, 000 as the new national minimum wage for workers in the country.

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