The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced an unknown strike in Nasarawa state over the partial implementation of N30, 000 minimum wage and other welfare-related issues.
Leakblast.com reported that the NLC has 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 Nasarawa state chairman of the NLC, Yusuf Iya, told reporters that the industrial action became imperative due to the failure of the government to meet their demands after two months’ ultimatum.
Yusuf Iya 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.”
The labour leader alleged that the state government had shown that it is serious about meeting the demands of the workers.
He said having exhausted all options, the organised labour has resorted to the strike since it seems to be the language the government understands.
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