Workers in Ondo state are set to join the the proposed nationwide strike by the organised labour over government failure to implemente the new minimum wage.
Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Ondo State council, Comrade Oluwole Adeleye disclosed this to reporters in Akure
Adeleye, however, said only favourable outcome of the meeting between the labour and the Federal Government tomorrow (Tuesday) would stop the proposed strike.
Recall that the Nigeria Labour Congress had written a letter to its state councils of the union to prepare for an indefinite strike if the Federal Government fails to accept its demands on the consequential adjustment of salaries as a result of the new minimum wage by October 16, 2019.
He said , “We received a mail precisely on October 11 from the National Headquarters of NLC alerting us in the state to get prepared for national industrial action that it’s going to be total.
“But in that letter we were made to understand that the Federal Government, through the Minister of Labour and Productivity, has invited the labour to a meeting tomorrow (Tuesday)
“Don’t forget the ultimatum will lapse on the 16, that’s Wednesday, and if they are able to give us what we have demanded from them, which is 29 percent increment for workers between level seven and fourteen and 24 percent increment for workers between fifteen and seventeen, then there’s no point going on strike.
” But anything short of that, we are going to prove to the whole world that we are ready to get what we want because we know the Government has the ability to pay.”