Nigeria Labour Congress threatens another strike come November 6

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The Nigeria Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress and the United Labour Congress have threatened to embark on an industrial action on November 6 if the Federal Government fails to take the plight of workers more seriously.

The labour unions said if the upward review of the national minimum wage was not acceded to by the governors and the Federal Government, they would have no other option but to go on strike.

In a statement jointly signed by NLC President, Ayuba Wabba; the TUC President, Bobboi Kaigama; and ULC President Joe Ajaero, the unions lambasted the Federal Government for its decision to implement a ‘no work, no pay’ policy.

The organised labour said that the Federal Government should rather implement a ‘no pay, no work’ policy as well as a policy that would criminalise the non-payment of salaries.

The unions said it was unfortunate that governors could kick against the N30, 000 minimum wage but still solicit votes from workers.

They asked workers to vote out those who had failed to protect their interests.

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