MINIMUM WAGE: NLC fixes Jan 8 for ‘mother-of-all protest’

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The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has fixed January 8 as a national day of protest to show anger over the delay in implementing the new minimum wage.

The resolution was reached at the NLC national executive council meeting in Abuja, according to a statement issued Friday by Ayuba Wabba, the union’s president.

The NLC president said the union “strongly condemned” the continued delay by the federal government in transmitting a bill of the new national minimum wage to the National Assembly for approval.

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“The protest is to express anger and total dissatisfaction over the delay by the federal government in transmitting, enacting and implementing the new national minimum wage of N30,000,” the statement read.

“The NEC-in-Session approved that the protests should hold in all state capitals and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja on January 8, 2019. The NEC mandates all industrial unions and state councils to fully mobilise workers and coordinate with other labour unions for this mother-of-all protest.”

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