30,000 Minimum Wage: Organised Labour Holds Mass Protest Today
Nigeria’s Organised Labour holds mass protest today in a bid to sensitize workers and the entire populace of Nigeria about the commencement of the Nationwide strike on November 6th to enforce the payment of N30,000 minimum wage by the government.
According to reports, leaders of the Trade Union Congress, National Labour Congress and the United Labour Congress of Nigeria have begun mobilizing members nationwide ahead of the strike action.
ULC released a circular to its state councils across the country through its Deputy General Secretary, Chris Oyeka, it reads:
“This is to inform you that sequel to the several consultations among the leadership of organised labour in Nigeria over the apparent decision of the federal Government to sabotage the National Minimum Wage Negotiation; the following decisions were taken that there shall be a national day of outrage and mourning by Nigerian, workers all over the nation. Tuesday, October 30, 2018, has been chosen for that action.
“All state councils are, therefore, to collaborate with the other two labour Centres (NLC and TUC) in their respective states to make this day a success. It is a day set aside to show our indignation and anger over the way workers have been treated in Nigeria and to mourn the death of truth, transparency and good governance in Nigeria.
“We shall also sensitize Nigerians on our plight as workers and citizens and the need for national resistance. “Do also be informed as you mobilise for the planned Nationwide Strike on Tuesday,that on the 6th of November, 2018, UMI’s CWC will meet to take further decisions which will culminate into the joint CWC meeting of the three Labour Centres (ULC, NLC and TUC) where final decisions will be taken on the strategies for the Nationwide strike. You will be informed if there is any further decision that may arise from these CWC meetings.”