New minimum wage: NLC shuts offices, schools in Delta

New minimum wage: NLC shuts offices, schools in Delta

Following the failure of the federal government to meet the demands of organised labour union, the Nigerian Labour Congress on Wednesday, October 16, began the closure of public establishments and schools in Delta.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that members of the NLC were seen along Okpanam road in Asaba, the state's capital sending back home students from public academic institutions.

Confirming the report, the NLC's chairman in the state, Goodluck Ofuburuku, said that the move is to make everyone concerned to adhere to the decision of the labour.

Even more, a civil servant, Tina Okolo, revealed told newsmen that members of the NLC locked her office and that she was on her way home, after resuming work by 8:15am.

Also students of West-End Mixed Secondary School and Achievers Group of Schools in Asaba were asked to return home since the gates of their school have been put under lock and key.

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This is coming days after the congress threatened the federal government that it must commence strike if nothing tangible is done about the demand of labour unions.

Recall that Legit.ng reported that the NLC had demanded the fixture of Wednesday, October 16, as another date for the stalled meeting between the House of Representatives and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

This was due to the fact members of the TUC failed to attend the meeting slated for Tuesday, October 15.

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In another post, Legit.ng reported that a faction of the union had said that the purpose of the proposed industrial action would surely come to nothing.

The faction, United Labour Congress (ULC) led by Joe Ajaero, said that it would not take part in the strike, claiming that it was to the detriment of workers.

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Source: Legit Nigeria

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