20180926

TOTAL SHUTDOWN: NLC Meeting With FG Fails, Strike To Go On

The nationwide strike is to start at 12:00 midnight and it will be total.

The NLC leaders earlier attended a meeting called by the Minster of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, to work out a way of averting the strike.

NLC chairman Ayuba Wabba said, at the end of the meeting with the government delegation in Abuja, that the failure of both parties to reach an agreement on the issues raised means the strike will still proceed.

In his earlier briefing Wabba said the strike will be comprehensive.

“In compliance with this mandate, all workers and private sector at all levels across the country have been directed to comply.

“All public and private institutions, offices, banks, schools, public and private business premises including filling station are to remain shut till further noticed,”
he said.

The workers are demanding a new minimum wage of about N50,000 instead of the current national minimum wage of N18,000.