18th July, 2011
The Nigerian Labour Congress has insisted that the three days warning strike it planned over the failure of State governors to honour the law stipulating N18, 000.00 minimum wage will start on Wednesday as scheduled.
Promise Adewusi, Deputy National President, NLC told journalists that the resolutions of the 36 state governors to pay the minimum wage will not affect the scheduled strike.
While reacting to the governors’ resolution, Â Adewusi, Â who spoke on behalf of the coalition of labour and civil society at a press briefing in Abuja on Sunday, vowed that workers during the â€œtotal strikeâ€ will paralyse the country totally.
The Labour leader also said the Federal and State governments must sign Â agreements with the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress on the implementation of the new minimum wage across board.
He also warned the Federal Government to shelve the idea of paying the minimum wage to only levels one to six workers or be prepared for a total strike.
By Oluokun Ayorinde