Nationwide Strike to Start Thursday, TUC Insists

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Tuesday insisted the organised labour would commence strike from the early hours of Thursday, following the federal government’s failure to honour its ultimatum on the new minimum wage.

A statement signed by Musa-Lawal Ozigi, TUC secretary general in Abuja, said the decision to embark on strike was sequel to the resolve of the Central Working Committee of the congress on Monday.

Mr Ozigi said following the mandate of the committee, TUC leadership would take all necessary action to effect the ultimatum on the new minimum wage in collaboration with other stakeholders.

“Strike is hereby declared to commence from early hours of Thursday, September 27, 2018,” the secretary general said.

He noted that as a result of the TUC’s decision to embark on strike, mobilisation of members would commence immediately.

According to him, all workers, civil society organisations and the masses are hereby put on notice to stockpile their houses for all necessary provisions and food items.

Mr Ozigi called on state councils to form joint state strike implementation committee that would comprise the TUC, NLC and other stakeholders in the state to ensure effectiveness.

He further called on union members to be alert for further directive on or before Thursday.

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