The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has refuted claims circulating that organised labour will recommence  indefinite nationwide strike on Tuesday

The Labor center clarified that the statement attributed to the Assistant General Secretary of the NLC, Chris Onyeka, was a misinterpretation of his interaction with Channel’s TV presenters earlier in the day.

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In a phone conversation with our reporter, Chris Onyeka stated, “The video clip of my conversation with Channel’s TV presenters clearly shows that I never mentioned labor may resume the strike on Tuesday.

They asked me if labor would resume the relaxed nationwide indefinite strike. I responded by stating that since both labor and the government agreed to conclude the minimum wage negotiations within one week, and that one week would end on Tuesday,

The labour centre’s organs would need to deliberate on the negotiation outcome and decide on a position. That was my response to their question. I am surprised that news outlets are reporting that I said the strike would resume on Tuesday.”

Meanwhile, an NLC NEC member, speaking anonymously, mentioned that the two labor centers might not convene anytime soon as most labor leaders have traveled to Geneva for the International Labour Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

“We in the labour movement do not act impulsively. We evaluate the situation, our agreements, and thoroughly discuss among all our organs before taking any action.

We relaxed the strike to conclude the negotiation, and now that it’s done, we await the government’s next steps before making a decision.”

“Even though some governors have stated they cannot pay above N60,000, we believe that discussions among them are ongoing. President Tinubu will engage them to understand why Nigerian workers should be paid a living wage instead of a slave wage.

The labour organs will certainly convene to make further decisions on the issue, but we are not resuming the strike on Tuesday,” the member added.