Nigeria’s main labour unions declare indefinite strike over minimum wage

By Thomson Reuters May 31, 2024 | 12:48 PM

By Camillus Eboh

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s main labour unions on Friday said they had declared an indefinite strike from Monday over the minimum wage.

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) – two of the country’s biggest unions – had said on May 1 that they would down tools if a new minimum wage was not agreed by the end of May.

“Government refused to move forward, not even a kobo was added to the 60,000 naira that they proposed on Tuesday and we rightly rejected,” the unions said in a statement.

(Reporting by Camillus Eboh; Writing by Chijioke Ohuocha; Editing by Franklin Paul and Kevin Liffey)