Organised Labour in Niger State has directed its workers to embark on an indefinite strike from today, Tuesday, over non-implementation of the thirty-thousand naira new national minimum wage and other entitlements.
The directive was contained in statement jointly signed by Chairman Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Yakubu Garba, and his Trade Union Congress, TUC counterpart, Yunusa Tanimu, in Minna.
According to the statement, the Organized Labour in the state had met at an emergency joint State Executive Council on January 29th to resolve on a notice of 21-day ultimatum of strike action issued to the government on January 3rd, 2020.
The statement added that the strike would be comprehensive and shall remain in force till the state government ‘demonstrate a clear and adequate commitment” to tackling lingering issues bordering on workers’ welfare.
Meanwhile, the state’s NLC chairman, Yakubu Garba said the Organised Labour is open and willing to meet with the government.