In Nasarawa, organised labour declares indefinite strike


The organised Labour in Nasarawa state, Monday, said it would embark on an indefinite strike action as from Tuesday, June 15, 2021 over partial implementation of N30, 000 minimum wage and other welfare related issues.
Addressing newsmen in Lafia, after the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting, Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Comrade Yusuf Iya, declared the strike.
He described the implication of minimum wage of workers in grade levels 1-6 in the state as a mirage.

Iya said some of the problems lingered for a long period of time, but, the government has failed to give priority towards addressing them, “therefore, the action became necessary.”
He said they have given the present administration more than two years grace to address their challenges, but the government has been allgedly paying lip service.
The chairman listed some of the demands to include partial implementation of minimum wage without recourse to due process of collective bargaining, lack of implementation of promotions since 2008.


Others are; lack of annual increments, lack of training, lack of confirmation of appointments of casual workers some of who are working for more than 10 years among others.
He said the strike was supposed to have commenced since Monday, June 7, but was delayed due to intervention by the traditional rulers that didn’t yield any result.