BREAKING: Labour Declares Date To Begin Strike Over Minimal Wage


Labour has introduced a date to start an indefinite strike over the alleged non-payment of N30,000 minimal wage and N35,000 palliative award by the Abia state authorities.


PoliticalNews Nigeria experiences that the organized labour in Abia State has served a closing ultimatum to the state authorities over alleged non-payment of N30,000 minimal wage and N35,000 palliative award by the state authorities.


This Nigeria information platform understands that the threat by the employees to go on strike is regardless of the guarantees by Governor Alex Otti to pay new wages instantly after the Federal authorities concludes its negotiation with the organized labour.



However in a letter dated July 8, 2024, with No.ORGL/ ABS/Vol.11/002 signed by the Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Abia state, Okoro Ogbonnaya and Enogwe Ihechi, the Commerce Union Congress (TUC) Chairman, which was written to Governor Alex Otti by his Chief of Employees, the organized labour threatened that staff within the state would embark on strike from Monday, July 15, 2024.


In response to the letter, which was sighted by DAILY POST, the organized labour mentioned that the choice to provide a closing seven days’ discover was an end result of the overall assembly of the organized labour held on Monday, July 8.


In response to them, a 14-day ultimatum earlier given to the state authorities had expired with out the federal government deeming it essential to barter with the labour on the answer to the calls for of the employees.


The choice to go on indefinite strike in line with organized labour was in keeping with the nationwide directive regarding the alleged non-compliance of the Abia State authorities.


The letter learn partially: “Organized labour hereby points this closing seven (7) days ultimatum with impact from the day of receipt of this letter and states unequivocally, that on the expiration of this ultimatum, on Sunday 00hr, there shall be no additional communication with the federal government.


“Quite, your entire workforce of Abia State will proceed on indefinite strike starting from Monday, fifteenth July, 2024.”

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