New Minimum Wage: NULGE joins NLC to commence strike Thursday

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has mandated all the workers in the 774 local governments across the country to embark on a nationwide strike from Thursday, September 27.

This is following the directive issued to all its affiliate unions by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to embark on a nationwide 7-day warning strike over the Federal Government’s deliberate failure to conclude negotiation for the new minimum wage.

NULGE in a circular entitled: “Notice of a 7-day warning strike,” sent to all states chairmen and their secretaries, directed all its members to fully participate in the strike from midnight on Wednesday.

The circular signed on behalf of the Acting National General Secretary of NULGE by the Head of Department, Education, Jennifer Besong, directed all the state chapters of the union to mobilize their members for active participation.

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The circular reads: “I am directed to write and inform all state chapters that organized Labour met in Lagos on Monday, 24 September 2018 and reviewed the struggle for the actualization of a new national minimum wage and the statutory 14 days notice of strike issued to government.

“Organized Labour observed that government had not even acknowledged the 14 days notice of strike and is not making any efforts to meet the demands nor any official correspondence or dialogue.

“Consequent upon the above, organized Labour resolved that a 7-day warning strike shall commence nationwide on the midnight of Wednesday 26 September 2018.

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“In the light of the foregoing, the national secretariat has directed that state chapters of our Union should mobilize our members for active participation.”

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