Minimum Wage: Strike Continues As NLC Insists on Industrial Action Until Further Notice


Jun 4, 2024

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced that the ongoing strike action will continue today, June 4th, until further notice from the organizers. This declaration has sent a clear message to the government and the general public that the industrial action, which started earlier, will persist indefinitely, pending a resolution or directive from the NLC leadership.
NLC said its organs will meet to decide on the outcome of the meeting with the Federal Government.

Posting on X on Tuesday, NLC wrote: “Until we hear from Our Organs at our Meeting scheduled for today, 4th June, we are still on strike.”
ADULAWO NEWS recall that yesterday the Federal Government and the organised labour reached an agreement that might end the ongoing strike.

As a result, economic activities in the country remain paralyzed, with workers across various sectors staying away from their duties. The strike has caused significant disruptions to the nation’s economy, with many businesses and industries feeling the pinch.

Despite efforts by the government to negotiate with the NLC, a resolution has yet to be reached. The labour union is demanding improved working conditions, higher wages, and better benefits for workers, among other things.
The strike led to a meeting between the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Senator George Akume and labour leaders in Abuja.

At the end of the meeting, it was agreed that “Further to the negotiation by the Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage (NMW) and subsequent withdrawal of Labour from negotiation, the Leadership of the National Assembly intervened on 2nd June, 2024. The Organised Labour declared nationwide strike on Monday, 3rd June, 2024 to drive home its demands.

“The Federal Government, in the National interest, convened a meeting with Labour held in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, on Monday 3rd June, with a view to ending the strike action.

“The President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria is committed to a National Minimum Wage that is higher than N60,000.”

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