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Labour Holds Protest and Mass Mobilisation Tomorrow, Not Strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has denied reports in some section of the Media that the movement is commencing strike tomorrow.

According to a statement signed by the general Secretary, Comrade Peter Ozo-Eson, the Congress said “National Executive Council of NLC met on 17th of December last year and directed that we hold nationwide mobilisation of workers and our allies if by 31st December 2018 the bill on the National Minimum Wage has yet to be sent to the National Assembly to be passed as an Act of Parliament.

“We immediately announced then that on Tuesday, 8th January 2019, there will be a nationwide mass mobilisation and protests simultaneously across all states in Nigeria. This does not translate to a strike”.

He said it is not correct as reported in some section of the news media that the action plan in reaction to the delay in transmitting the recommendations of the Tripartite Committee on a new National Minimum Wage to the National Assembly by President Mohammadu Buhari tomorrow is strike.

According to him “It is on record that each time we had cause to embark on a national strike, we say so publicly without any equivocation. We still don’t understand where the story about a strike commencing tomorrow came from.

He said “already, all our State Councils, affiliate unions and allies in other pro people mass organisations now popularly referred to as Civil Society Organisations have been fully informed and mobilised to ensure the success of tomorrow’s mass protests in all the states and the Federal Capital Territory.

When a date is decided for the commencement of a strike subsequently, we will inform the public appropriately”.

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