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Minimum Wage: NLC Set To Embark On A Nationwide Protest On Tuesday

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Minimum Wage: NLC Set To Embark On A Nationwide Protest On Tuesday

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has debunked rumors that it has plans of embarking on a nationwide strike on Tuesday.

According to the union, it will only hold a nationwide protest over the delay in transmitting the recommendations of the Tripartite Committee on a new National Minimum Wage to the National Assembly.

The NLC General Secretary, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, disclosed this in a statement made available to NAN in Abuja on Monday.

Ozo-Eson said, “it should be recalled that the National Executive Council of NLC met on Dec. 17 and directed that we hold nationwide mobilisation of workers and allies protest.

“That is, if by Dec. 31, 2018, the bill on the National Minimum Wage has yet to be sent to the National Assembly to be passed as an act of parliament.

“We immediately announced then that on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, there will be a nationwide mass mobilisation and protests simultaneously across all states in Nigeria. This does not translate to a strike.

“It is on record that each time we had cause to embark on a national strike; we say so publicly without any equivocation.

‘‘We still don’t understand where the story about a strike commencing tomorrow came from.”

He pointed out that the public will be duly informed when a date was decided for the commencement of a strike.

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