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Nationwide Strike Looms as Labour Unions Set June 3 Deadline




By Sunday Onye, senior correspondent

The Organised Labour, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), has announced plans to embark on an indefinite nationwide strike beginning Monday, June 3rd. This decision comes as a result of the federal government’s failure to conclude negotiations on a new national minimum wage and reverse the recent hike in electricity tariffs.

According to sources, the labour unions may declare a nationwide strike on Monday if the tripartite committee on the new national minimum wage fails to meet their expectations. In a briefing, NLC and TUC leaders apologized for any inconvenience the strike may cause, stating, “We regret any inconvenience this may cause, but we are committed to pursuing this cause to its conclusion.”

The labour unions are demanding a new national minimum wage and a reversal of the recent electricity tariff hike, which they believe will improve the livelihoods of Nigerian workers and citizens. The strike is expected to affect various sectors, including transportation, healthcare, and education, among others.