Labour Declares Indefinite Strike Over Minimum Wage

Members of the organised labour, on Friday declared to embark on an indefinite strike over the federal government’s refusal to raise the minimum wage from N60,000.

Joe Ajaero, the President of NLC, who disclosed this at an ongoing press conference in Labour House, Abuja, said the strike begins by the midnight of Sunday, June 2, 2024

Ajaero, who was flanked by the President of TUC, Festus Osifo and other Labour leaders at the briefing, called on Nigerians to rise defend their interest over failure of the government to prioritize the welfare of workers.

He said, “If you could remember we had a National Executive Council meeting of the NLC as well as the TUC where we were further charged that the leadership should take charge and take all actions to call government to order at the expiration of the ultimatum.

“Today is May 31, 2024 and this night the ultimatum expires. So we hereby declare the commencement of a nationwide Industrial action effective from Monday June 3rd, 2024 and this strike shall be indefinite.

“The strike shall be on untill we have a new national minimum wage and until government is serious and the increase in electricity tariff is reversed. We are united on this and we believe this is the way forward.”

The labour leader said they believe that this the time to stand in solidarity with the working class because they have been bartered and have been downtrodden the way they have been treated from May 29 till date. He said that workers in country shall commence strike by midnight Sunday.

Ajaero added, “It continues to remain our belief that the people ought to be the only reason for governance and nothing else. Government must therefore seek the welfare of the people at all times and refusal to put the people first compels all patriots to take the right step in assisting the government govern well.

“The hike in electricity tariff impoverishes further the already suffering people and denies the

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