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NLC strike: Labour in Anambra directs total compliance

NLC strike: Labour in Anambra directs total compliance

- The Nigerian Labour Congress in Anambra has urged its members to comply with the directives on the recently announced industrial strike action

- The Union urged workers to stay at home and await further directives

- According to state chapter of the union, the workers are to await further directive from the national leadership of organised labour

The leadership of labour movement in Anambra has directed workers to comply totally with the directive of the national leadership to embark on industrial actions due to commence on Thursday, September 27.

Labour in a statement signed by Jerry Nnubia, chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress; Ifeanyi Okechukwu, chairman, Trade Union Congress; and Jibuike Ikenna of Joint Negotiating Council, said workers should stay at home and await further directives.

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Sequel to federal government inability to negotiate and implement the New National Minimum Wage for Nigerian Workers, Organised Labour has decided to embark on nationwide seven days warning strike with effect from midnight of Wednesday, September 26 to press home their demand.

“In compliance with the national leadership of organised labour directive, all affiliate unions of organised labour Anambra are hereby directed to mobilise all their members to ensure total compliance of the strike action.

"They are advised to stay at home and await further directive from the national leadership of organised labour,” the Union said.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the meeting between the federal government and the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has ended in a deadlock and the latter has insisted on its planned strike.

This is coming after a warning was given by the union to commence an indefinite strike starting from 12 am, Thursday, September 27.

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Legit.ng gathers that on Wednesday, September 26, NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, directed all labour unions and civil society groups to embark on strike. NLC, which is demanding a new minimum wage of N56,000 said, its decision to embark on strike is because the federal government has failed to reconvene the tripartite committee on a new national minimum wage.

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Source: Legit.ng

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