Minimum wage: Labour enforces compliance of strike in Lagos

Minimum wage: Labour enforces compliance of strike in Lagos

- The Nigeria Labour Congress has ensured compliance of its nationwide strike in Lagos state

- Union members have shut down the secretariat in the state as the strike over the minimum wage commences today, September 27

- Some banks were also visited in the state and their activities halted by union members

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is hellbent in ensuring that its nationwide strike over minimum wage is observed on Thursday, September 27, as labour leaders in Lagos are going round to enforce the strike in some critical sectors.

Vanguard reports that members of the union were led by the vice president of NLC, Amechi Asugwuni, to shut down the airport.

Legit.ng gathers that they had earlier gone round all government agencies at Alausa secretariat to enforce the strike by shutting down the secretariat.

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Activities in some banks were also put to a halt by members of the union led by the president of Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI), Oyinka Olasanoye.

Workers at the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) were also driven out of the premises of the parastatal by labour union.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that commuters were seen trekking along Ipaja road in Lagos on Thursday, September 27, following a declaration of nationwide strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over minimum wage issue with the federal government.

The action by the NLC led to difficulty and increased prices on transportation as there is scarcity of commercial buses to take people to their destinations.

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Added to this, workers at the Ikeja local government office in Lagos were shut out and denied access to the premises on Thursday, September 27.

It was the same case with workers at the Lagos state secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja. Entrances to the secretariat were blocked by buses of Trade Union Congress to prevent staff from gaining entry.

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Source: Legit.ng

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