In response to the suspension of the payment of the wage award to civil servants, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) are gearing up for an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting to formulate a robust stance on the minimum wage and other associated benefits.
The organised labour in the country issued a stern warning to both federal and state governments, urging them to be prepared to increase the current minimum wage from N30,000 monthly.
Tommy Etim, the Deputy President of the Trade Union Congress, expressed concern about the government’s suspension of wage awards, emphasizing that it could lead to a prolonged industrial action.
Etim stated that if the government does not address the issue by the end of December, a resolution for industrial action might be reached at the next NEC meeting.
Meanwhile, the congress dismissed circulating reports suggesting an impending nationwide strike scheduled to begin on Monday, December 18.
In a statement released and made available to Dailypost on Sunday, Beson Upah, the NLC’s Head of Information and Public Affairs, labeled the information circulating on social media as false.