December 31 has been issued as a deadline to Federal Government by Labour, insisting on FG to send a draft bill on the new national minimum wage to National Assembly for passage into law in order to avert nationwide strike in the new year.
Comrade Ayuba Waba, the Nigeria Labour Congress President took a list of labour demands to the act. President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
At a national leadership meeting of leaders of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, and United Labour Congress of Nigeria, ULC, held in Lagos, the Organised Labour also rejected the FG plan to set up another high-powered Technical Committee on the new minimum wage, describing it as, “Diversionary and delay tactics.”
The leaders of the union has threatened a natiowide strike from January 2, 2019, should FG fail to send the draft bill on the new minimum wage to NASS before December 31, 2018.