The Nigeria Labour Congress has directed its affiliates to mobilise for a nationwide strike commencing November 6
A communiqueWednesday by its president and general secretary, Ayuba Wabba, and Peter Ozo-Eson, after an emergency National Executive Council meeting in Abuja advised Nigerians to stockpile food items in the event that the Federal Government fails to initiate the process for a new minimum national wage.
However, the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association has ruled out resumption of further negotiations by the tripartite committee.
Labour condemned the ‘no work, no pay’ clause in the Trade Disputes Act, noting that the right to strike was both human and trade union rights that could not be abridged, as it distinguishes a worker from a slave.
The NLC also enjoined government to uphold the principles of the rule of law, fairness, equity and justice in all dealings.
The union declared that the law would not deter it from embarking on strikes when necessary.
The organised labour urged workers to disregard government’s directive, stressing that they were already impoverished on account of backlog of salaries.