Workers join protests across the country over 30,000 minimum wage

Workers join protests across the country over 30,000 minimum wage

- Workers across the country call on President Muhammadu Buhari to forward the new minimum wage bill to the National Assembly for implementation

- The Edo state chairman of NLC, Emma Ademokun, says the current demonstrations by labour unions will not affect workers who are presently in their offices

Workers across the country have joined the Tuesday, January 8, nationwide protests by the organised labour over the federal government’s delay to implement the N30,000 minimum wage.

Channels TV reports that workers in Lagos, Edo and Imo states occupied the streets in protests and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to forward the new minimum wage bill to the National Assembly immediately.

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In Edo, the chairman of the Edo chapter of the NLC, Emma Ademokun, said the current demonstrations will not affect workers who are presently in their offices as the national body will give further directives on the next line of action.

In Imo, the state NLC chairman, Ashton Chilakpu, said the protest embarked on by the chapter followed the directives the National body to carry out a protest on the 30,000 minimum wage.

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Meanwhile, the organised labour has warned that its planned nationwide industrial action can start anytime without further notice following the federal government’s refusal to send a draft bill on the N30,000 national minimum wage to the National Assembly to legislate into law.

The president of United Labour Congress of Nigeria (ULC), Joe Ajaero, who gave the warning, told Vanguard that though no date had been fixed for commencement of the strike.

He said that it could start the next day after the national protest.

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