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Labour warns FG of resuming strike without notice if NMW crisis deepens

Strong indication has emerged revealing that the Organised Labour group operating as the Trade Union Side (TUS) of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) will begin indefinite without notice should the Federal Government continue to drag the issue of appropriate consequential adjustment.

TUS has millions of members both at the federal and 36 states public services and had severally warned of the consequences of government observed official delay in being serious with the implementation of the new National Minimum Wage and allied consequential adjustments.

A statement made available to Business Hilights in Abuja and signed by the TUS Acting Chairman, Anchaver Simon, and the Secretary, Alade Lawal, made it clear that “It had become imperative to alert the general public that all efforts by the trade unions to persuade the government to implement the new N30,000 monthly national minimum wage signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on April 18, with appropriate consequential adjustment, had been frustrated by the same government.”

The tease statement added that TUS and members will not give further notice before resuming action should the government fail to do the needful within a given time, saying “What had become clear was that the Government Side was not serious about paying millions of workers a new national minimum wage and adequate consequential adjustment but preferred taking the trade unions for a ride.

“The TUS as a responsible trade union, had given the government enough time to come to terms with workers’ demand but it appeared that the only language necessary for government to act was a strike action.