2018 NLC Nationwide Strike November 6 Updates | Would it hold?

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2018 NLC Nationwide Strike November 6 Updates | Would it hold?
Posted on: October 31, 2018, 10:14:22 PM
Following the recent communique by the NLC that there would be an indefinite national labour strike beginning from nov 6, the leaders of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Trader Union Congress and the United Labour Congress with their members marched from their NLC office at D-Line Port Harcourt to the Rivers State Government House to register their protest.




Speaking at the gate of the government house, National Vice President of the United Labour Congress, Igwe Achese said they were at the government House to pass their protest message to Governor Nyesom Wike. He said:

“The only thing that can abort this strike is if they agree to our terms. Until that is done, there is no going back. “Our message is for Nigerians to begin to stockpile their homes with foodstuff because this strike when it begins, it will not end until the Government meets our demands.”


Also speaking, the chairman of the River state council of the NLC, Beatrice Itubo reiterated that the economy of the country will be shut down on November 6 if their demands were not met.

Nigerian workers are demanding a N30,000 minimum wage as against the current N18,000.

Will the strike hold or not?



Follow the updates from the strike right on this page .......



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The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya bello has said the proposed strike action by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, over the new minimum wage will not hold on Nov. 6th.


Chief of Staff to Governor Bello, Chief Edward Onoja stated this as labour unions protested at the Government House, Lokoja. Onoja urged the workers and unions to exercise patience as the government was working on the review of the new proposed minimum wage.
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According to the news agency of Nigeria, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has rejected the N22,500 proposed by the state governors as the New National Minimum Wage for workers in the country.

This was rejected on behalf of the workers by the NLC president, Mr Ayuba Wabba.

The Governors forum had in a statement said they are ready to pay N22, 500 as the new national minimum wage but the NLC says it still stands on it's N30,000 minimum wage.

 “We wish to reiterate our position adopted at our National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Oct. 23 that any figure below N30, 000 will not be accepted by us.

“We call on our members to continue to mobilise in preparation for the commencement of an indefinite strike on Nov. 6, if by then necessary steps are not taken to adopt the recommendation of the Tripartite Committee,” Wabba said.

The NLC president added that the NGF was not a negotiating body but merely a party in the negotiation.

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Re: 2018 NLC Nationwide Strike November 6 Updates | Would it hold?
#3 Posted on: November 01, 2018, 07:15:18 PM
Various states as revealed had agreed on different wage bills. Kano with the biggest workers offered to pay N30,600 while taraba offered the lowest.


Adamawa agreed on N23,000;

Ondo, N22,000; Lagos, what Southern State Governors Forum desides;
Oyo, not specific;
Nasarawa, N24,750, N31, 348.30;
Enugu, will implement anything agreed;
Delta, cannot accommodate an increase based on present Federal Government allocation;
Borno, N27,000.
Taraba, N20,000;
Imo, not specific;
 Plateau, N25,000, N30,000, & N57,000;
AkwaIbom, not specific, 
Bauchi, N25 200;
Abia, N42,000;
Ekiti, still consulting;
Gombe, N28,000;
Jigawa, N32,000;
Kogi, not specific;
Katsina, not specific

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Re: 2018 NLC Nationwide Strike November 6 Updates | Would it hold?
#4 Posted on: November 02, 2018, 08:27:17 PM

Industrial court restrains proposed november 6 strike



The National Industrial Court (NIC), Abuja, has restrained the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) from their formerly proposed nationwide strike planned for November 6.

The strike is to force the government into fixing N30,000 as the new minimum wage.

Justice Kado Sanusi granted an ex-parte motion restraining the NLC and TUC from proceeding with the industrial action until the determination of the substantive suit filed by the Federal Government and the Attorney general of the Federation (AGF). November 8 has been slated for ruling on the suit.

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Re: 2018 NLC Nationwide Strike November 6 Updates | Would it hold?
#5 Posted on: November 02, 2018, 08:33:34 PM
Meanwhile, the Labour body has insisted on embarking on a nationwide strike in spite of the National Industrial Court ruling in Abuja. 

President, Nigeria Labour Congress Mr Ayuba Wabba, said this in an interview in Abuja


“We have just concluded our joint organ meetings of the Central Working Committees of the Labour Centres of the NLC, Trade Union Congress and the United Labour Congress here in Lagos.   


“The meeting is the final preparation for a full engagement with the government on the new National Minimum Wage and we have taken our decision to go on the strike.


“Our decision is to go ahead with the nationwide strike unless the government does the needful,” he said.

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Re: 2018 NLC Nationwide Strike November 6 Updates | Would it hold?
#6 Posted on: November 03, 2018, 10:18:43 PM

Federal airport authority of Nigeria FAAN joins strike nov. 6



FAAN in a statement said it was standing with the labour union, and will shut down operations in compliance with the nationwide strike.

"All airlines operating in/out of Nigeria Airports shall be affected by this industrial action. We appeal to your good sense of understanding in this regard," the organisation said in a bulletin to its workers.

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Re: 2018 NLC Nationwide Strike November 6 Updates | Would it hold?
#7 Posted on: November 04, 2018, 12:47:36 PM

NUPENG set to join NLC Planned Strike as fuel scarcity looms



National President of NUPENG, Prince Akporeha, has said that since his union is an affiliate of the NLC, it would comply fully with any directive the NLC gave.

When asked if NUPENG would join the strike, he said, “Are we not an affiliate of the NLC? Is NUPENG on its own? Of course we are with the NLC.”

When reminded of the fact that a court had ordered unions not to go on strike, the NUPENG president said, “We are waiting for directives.”

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Re: 2018 NLC Nationwide Strike November 6 Updates | Would it hold?
#8 Posted on: November 04, 2018, 08:12:14 PM

Strike won't cause fuel hike - NNPC




As reported by the vanguard, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it currently has 39 days petroleum products sufficiency and about 25 days products availability on land.

The corporation disclosed this in Abuja on Sunday, November 4, while reaction to the threat of strike action by the Nigerian Labour Congress advised motorists not to engage in panic.

Group general manager, group public affairs of the NNPC, Ndu Ughamadu, said the corporation would do all it could to ensure the strike action, if embarked upon, does not impact negatively on fuel distribution nationwide.

He advised Nigerians to remain vigilant and volunteer information to the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, or to any law enforcement agency around them, on any station that attempts to take advantage of any prevailing situation in the country at the expense of the consumers.

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Re: 2018 NLC Nationwide Strike November 6 Updates | Would it hold?
#9 Posted on: November 05, 2018, 03:20:57 PM
Reports has it that the tripartite committee set up to come up with a new national minimum wage for the country are currently meeting at the office of the secretary to the government of the federation, Abuja.

It is reported that the meeting is held with officials of the federal government, representatives of the organised private sector and representatives of labour unions in attendance.

This is few hours to the commencement of the nationwide industrial action.

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Re: 2018 NLC Nationwide Strike November 6 Updates | Would it hold?
#10 Posted on: November 06, 2018, 05:25:09 AM

NLC suspends planned
nationwide strike



 

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