Nasarawa NLC begins indefinite strike today

The Nasarawa State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), has directed its affiliate unions and the Civil Society Organisations to join the indefinite strike in the State, scheduled to commence at midnight on June 15.

Recall that the NLC had threatened to mobilise workers to shut down the State over the partial implementation of N30, 000 minimum wage and other welfare-related issues.

The strike was declared yesterday in Lafia, the State capital, after the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting of the labour movement.

Addressing reporters after the meeting, the NLC State chairman, Comrade Yusuf Iya, said the action became imperative due to the failure of the government to meet their demands after two ultimatums were served.

He listed some of the demands to include partial implementation of minimum wage without recourse to due process of collective bargaining, lack of implementation of promotions since 2008.

Others are lack of annual increments, lack of training, lack of confirmation of appointments of casual workers some of whom have worked for more than 10 years, among others.

Comrade Iya said some of the problems lingered for too long; however, the government has failed to address them.

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