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Workers in Osun State set to join NLC proposed strike over new minimum wage

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Osun State Workers have announced plans to join the proposed nationwide strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

This was disclosed through the Chairman of the state chapter of the NLC Mr Jacob Adekomi on Monday.

Adekomi who said he had received the directive on the proposed strike by the national headquarters of the congress and that the directive would be followed duely

Meanwhile, the NLC General Secretary, Mr Emmanuel Ugboaja, had in a circular, directed the state councils of the congress to mobilise members for the strike in case the negotiations between government and the union slated for Tuesday, breaks down.

Adekomi, in an interview with our correspondent said it was unfortunate that labour had to resort to strike before workers’ demands would be met

He continued “It is quite unfortunate in this country that you do not get your right easily.The language employers of labour understand is agitation, which is quite unfortunate.It is about precedent now, if you want to get your right here, you have to do the unthinkable.It is the unthinkable language that they do understand” he said.

Adekomi, however, expressed the hope that the issue of consequential adjustment on the minimum wage implementation would be resolved between now and Tuesday.

“It is not about the issue of strike. It is about getting our demands. Nobody is interested in strike but what we are saying is give us what is due to us’’.

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