Labour unions in Nigeria to start indefinite strike over minimal wage

Labour unions in Nigeria to start indefinite strike over minimal wage

The 2 major labour unions in Nigeria have declared an indefinite strike as from Monday over what they phrases as a disagreement on a brand new minimal wage with the federal government.

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Commerce Union Congress (TUC) each had issued warnings on Friday that they might proceed with the strike shoulkd the federal government fail to move their grievances over minimal wage requirement.

That they had on Tueday refused the minimal wage proposal by the federal government at 60,000 Naira. That they had requested the federal government to extend it additional however all makes an attempt had been futile.

The Friday assembly was wa s a no-show by the federal government representatives a transfer that angered the 2 unions.

The 2 unions are additionally demanding the federal government to cease the electrical energy tariff hike effected final month.

Electrical energy charges greater than doubled for some shoppers in April, whereas the federal government will save at the least $788 million in subsidies this 12 months, authorities have mentioned.

It’s the newest measure by President Bola Tinubu’s authorities to chop prices as Africa’s most populous nation struggles with declining income attributable to dwindling investments and continual oil theft.

Further sources • AP

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