Minimum Wage Strike to Resume on Tuesday? Labour Gives Update

Minimum Wage Strike to Resume on Tuesday? Labour Gives Update

  • The NLC has denied the claim that the new minimum wage strike earlier relaxed will resume on Tuesday, June 11
  • Chris Onyeka, the NLC assistant general secretary, said he was clear in his interview on Channels TV on Monday morning
  • Onyeka stated that he only said the union would meet following the one-week marathon meetings of the tripartite committee

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FCT, Abuja - The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has refuted a report that organised labour would be resuming its nationwide indefinite strike over new minimum wage on Tuesday, June 11.

The union said the report, attributed to its assistant general secretary, Chris Onyeka, was a misinterpretation of his interview on Channels TV earlier on Monday morning, June 10.

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The NLC refutes rumoured plan to resume strike over minimum wage on Tuesday, June 11.
NLC denies plan to resume strike on Tuesday Photo Credit: @NLCHeadquarters, @officialABAT
Source: Twitter

According to Chris Onyeka:

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“The video clip of my chat with the Channels TV presenters is there to prove I never said labour may resume strike on Tuesday. They asked me if labour would resume the relaxed nationwide indefinite strike.

The Tribune reported that Onyeka said he told his questioners that since the labour and government had agreed to end the negotiation on minimum wage within a week, Tuesday would be the end of the one-week.

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Speaking further, Onyeka said the NLC and its counterpart, the Trade Union Congress (TUC), will have to deliberate on the outcome and make a position.

The labour leader expressed surprise that he was quoted to have claimed strike would resume on Tuesday.

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Organised labour and the federal government have yet to agree on the new minimum wage, as the union rejected the government's proposal of N62,000 reached during the tripartite committee meeting.

Recall that the union embarked on an indefinite strike on Monday, June 3, over its demand for a new minimum wage. They shut down the national grid, slowing the country's economy.

Minimum Wage: Why NLC should consider SMEs

Legit.ng earlier reported Okanlawon Gaffar, an analyst, posited that small businesses and SMEs should be considered amid the minimum wage saga to avoid destroying the economy.

He spoke with Legit.ng against the backdrop of lingering face-off between organised labour and the federal government.

Proofreading by James Ojo Adakole, journalist and copy editor at Legit.ng.

Source: Legit.ng

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