The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to embark on strike in states that are yet to implement the new minimum wage and those owing workers salaries.
This was contained in its New Year message title “BEYOND SURVIVAL: NIGERIAN WORKERS AND PEOPLE DESERVE BETTER IN 2021” and signed by its president, Ayuba Wabba.
“It is unfortunate that till now, some states have refused to pay the new national minimum wage.
“It has also been reported that some states that had signed collective bargaining agreements with our state councils on the payment of consequential salary adjustment and pension benefits owing to the new national minimum wage have started reneging on their commitment.
“In the midst of the prevailing astronomical increase in the cost of living, it would only be tantamount to a death wish on workers for any State to refuse or renege to pay the new national minimum wage and the consequential salary adjustment.
“Accordingly, we call on all our state councils still struggling with their state governments on the payment of the national minimum wage and consequential salary increase and those whose state governments have unilaterally cut wages and are owing workers salary arrears to prepare for mass industrial action and protests this New Year,” NLC stated.