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Minimum wage: Labour draws battle line with govt; says no N30,000, no votes

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- Nigeria's organised labour unions has insisted on its 30,000 minimum wage demand - The union protested the failure of the government to accept its proposal - President of ULC, Joe Ajaero, said N30,000 new minimum wage must be achieved before Tuesday, November 6 Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, and United Labour Congress of Nigeria, workers and their civil society allies have staged a protest in major streets across the country including Lagos state to demand a new minimum wage at N30,000. Vanguard reports that the workers on Tuesday, October 30, threatened that “no N30,000 new minimum wage, no votes” in 2019 general elections. The bodies said a day of national mourning and sensitisation of workers and Nigerians ahead of the November 6, start date of a nationwide strike. The protesters displayed placards with inscriptions such as “No minimum wage, No work from November 6”, “minimum Wage of N30, 000 not negotiable”, “minimum wage will boost Nigerian economy’, “Upward review of minimum wage will not trigger inflation”, “Ngige and governors do not own Nigeria, Nigeria belongs to all workers,, “N30,000 minimum wage, no more, no less” among others. READ ALSO: Buhari will get fewer northern votes in 2019 - Shekarau Addressing the protesters at the Maryland roundabout and at Ojota freedom park, leaders of the protesters and president of ULC, Joe Ajaero, declared that from November 6, it would to total war with government until the N30,000 new minimum wage was achieved. Ajaero said: “We are on the road because of government insensitivity to the welfare of workers and Nigerians. We are on the road to sensitise workers and Nigerians about the November 6 commencement date of a nationwide indefinite strike. We are on the road to tell the government that enough is enough.” There is no good healthcare and electricity tariff is far more than 18,000 minimum wage and the tariff continue to increase.” PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android, read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app Similarly, a vice president of NLC, Amechi Asugwuni told Nigerians to stock food stuff and other necessities ahead of the November 6, strike. Meanwhile, had reported that the organised labour group warned Nigerians against its looming indefinite strike action over the minimum wage. The group made up of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), United Labour Congress (ULC), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and PSJNC said all is set for the joint labour unions strike scheduled to commence on Tuesday, November 6. The unions during a protest in Asaba, Delta state capital on Tuesday, October 30, advised Nigerians to stockpile foodstuffs to last them for a long time ahead of nationwide strike. Read more:

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