NLC Set to Begin Strike in Nassarawa
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced an indefinite strike in Nasarawa state over the partial implementation of N30, 000 minimum wage and other welfare-related issues as they lamented that workers have shown the state government maximum understanding.
Declaring the strike on Monday, June 14 after the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting with the labour movement in the state, the union directed its affiliate unions and the civil society organisations in the state to join the strike scheduled to commence at midnight on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
The state chairman, Yusuf Iya, told reporters that the industrial action became necessary as a result of the failure of the government to meet their demands after two months’ ultimatum.
He said: “We have given the present administration more than two years grace to address our challenges, but the government has been paying lip service to the issue.
“The strike was supposed to have commenced since June 7, but was delayed due to intervention by the traditional rulers in the state.”
Iya described the implementation of minimum wage of workers in grade levels 1-6 in the state as a mirage.