The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has instructed all workers to go on a nationwide warning strike starting Thursday.
This industrial action is to pressure the Federal Government into acquiescing to an increment in the minimum wage. This was after talks with the tripartite committee broke down.
The government was recently issued a 14-day ultimatum over the matter.
The General Secretary of NLC, Peter Ozo-Eson, issued the order about the warning strike in a statement on Tuesday.
The body instructed all industrial unions across the country to begin the mobilization of their members in preparation for the strike.
The statement read: “This is to inform you that the organised labour shall commence a nationwide warning strike in respect of the non-implementation of the National Minimum Wage effective midnight of Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
“All industrial unions and all state councils are to commence mobilisation immediately for an effective strike action nationwide. A formal notification letter will be sent later in the day”.
In a related development, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) also corroborated the NLC by saying the strike will go ahead as planned following the expiration of the ultimatum.
The Secretary-General of the TUC, Musa-Lawal Ozigi, said the resolution to go on strike was taken after the decision of the Central Working Committee (CWC) of the TUC.
“Strike is hereby declared to commence from early hours of Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018,” Ozigi said.