Labour union shuts down Nigeria

LabourORGANISED labour led by the Vice President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Amechi Asugwuni, on Thursday shut Lagos airports and banks branches in compliance with the directives of the NLC Secretariat that a warning strike must commence across the country to press the home demand for a review of National Minimum Wage scheme.

Some members of the organised labour had earlier gone round all government agencies at Lagos State Secretariat in Lagos to ensure that workers complied with the strike action by labour. Labour leaders and their members went round to stop activities at branches of Access Bank, Polaris Bank, Stanbic IBTC and Guaranty Trust Bank and workers of the banks were forced out of the premises of the banks.

The labour leaders also drove workers at the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), out of the premises of the parastatal. Comrade Asugwuni told journalists that he was satisfied with the level of compliance with the strike action by the workers.

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Besides, President of the Association of Senior Staff of Banks Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI), Comrade Oyinkan Olasanoye, and his team also joined other labour leaders to ensure that banks comply with the strike action.

According to her, “we are humane enough but now that government refused to give us their figure on the new minimum wage that is why we commence this strike.”

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