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Labour to begin Nationwide strike on Thursday

Valentine Chinyem

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The proposed nationwide strike by the United Labour Congress of Nigeria, over the refusal of government to increase workers minimum wage begins at 12am on Thursday.

According to reports Organized Labour has asked its members and affiliates unions, through a text message to commence with a seven-day warning strike effectively from Wednesday midnight.

Despite the increment in pump price, which has affected the price of goods and other commodities in the market, workers wage has remained the same.

However, efforts to meet government over labour demands or any official correspondence or dialogue has proved abortive.

Labour leader, Ayuba Wabba, therefore directed all affiliates unions to issue circulars to their members and state councils for effective notice and mobilization.

The message reads: “Good morning comrade,this is to update you on the meeting of organized Labour yesterday in Lagos.

“We reviewed the struggle for the actualization of the minimum wage and the statutory 14 days notice we issued to Government.

“It was observed that The notice had not been acknowledged and there was no effort to meet our demands or any official correspondence or dialogue.

“Accordingly, organized Labour resolved that a 7-day warning strike shall commence nationwide midnight of Wednesday 26th September 2018.

“Labour Centre’s and affiliate unions are requested to issue notice to all their affiliates and state councils this morning.