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Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by Maniagist: 6:46am On Sep 23, 2019
Organised Labour has said only the personal intervention by President Muhammadu Buhari can stop the planned nationwide strike over consequential adjustment arising from the N30,000 new minimum wage.

Speaking to Vanguard, Secretary to the Trade Union Side, TUS, of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council, JNPSNC, Alade Bashir Lawal, said organs of various public sector unions were already meeting and leaders were also reaching out to other section of Labour movement and civil society allies for support.

Lawal, who is also the Secretary-General of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, informed that mobilisation ahead of the strike had heightened and very soon the nationwide would commence.

He accused some members of the government side in the JNPSNC of working for some individuals with vested interest and personal gains, and not the government or President Buhari.

Recall that last week, Organised Labour had directed civil servants to prepare for a nationwide strike that "It has become clear that the Government Side is not serious about paying millions of workers a new national Minimum Wage and adequate consequential adjustment but prefer taking the Trade Unions for a ride.

As a responsible Trade Union, the TUS has given the Government enough time to come to term with workers demand but it appears that the only language necessary for Government to act is a strike.

According to Lawal, "Before the last meeting, our position was that from levels 7to 14 it should be 29 per cent and then, from levels 15 to 17, 24 Percent.

That was our position. The government delegation position before that meeting was 10 per cent, for levels 7 to 14, and 5.5 per cent for levels 15 to 17.

Then, we agreed that since the two sides were not shifting grounds that the government side should go and present the scenario to Mr President.

It was our belief that it was possible when Mr President saw the difference between the two sides, he would able to appreciate what Labour was saying.

For us, it is Mr President that sends you (government negotiating team) on the errand, go back and report to him.

When we reconvened, we knew there was a booby trap somewhere. It was obvious that they did not report back to President Buhari.

The next thing was that they started manipulating the minute to reflect that such a decision was not taken. It was very frightening and annoying. The former Head of Service was the one that chairman the meeting.

I told her that the government side action is very frightening and that some of us are afraid of what will happen because they are just manipulating the system to suit the fancy of some individuals unknown to the person that sent them.

They just marginally touched what they presented before. They said from level 7 to 14, instead of 10 per cent, they can make 11 per cent, and instead of 5.5 per cent for level 15 to 17, they will make it 6.5 per cent.

It is like we are pricing crawfish in the market. It is very, very unfortunate. We told them that we were going back to report to those that sent us.

We have reported and they said we should go on strike. We are mobilising, we are organising the mobilisation and very, very soon, we will do what we know best to achieve a result.

For those below level 7, they were not earning up to the new minimum wage. Theirs were not so difficult. From day one, we have adjusted that. We felt that we should complete the whole process before they issue circular.

But the former Head of Service decided on her to issue circular for levels 1 to 6. It was a unilateral decision which did not get the blessing of Labour.

We told her that she was destroying the civil service and this was not what she met and that history would be told of the misdemeanour some of you have done to the civil service.

At the stage we are only the personal intervention of President Buhari can stop the planned strike.




https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/09/minimum-wage-only-president-buhari-can-stop-planned-strike-%E2%80%95-labour/amp/

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Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by Maniagist: 6:46am On Sep 23, 2019
cry
Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by myfan: 6:49am On Sep 23, 2019
Good
Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by aolawale025: 6:51am On Sep 23, 2019
This issue should not have even dragged

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Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by saintaustine(m): 6:52am On Sep 23, 2019
Nigerian Government are not just serious.

Anyway i don't expect much again from our leaders.

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Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by eTECTIV: 6:55am On Sep 23, 2019
Lolzzz.. Dis ones can make mouth for Africa.. Labour unionism is dead in dis country.. First U were scammed afta U held talks and agreed on a new minimum wage. Then U were scammed again on d amount U ppl agreed on. Next U were scammed into believing it's been signed into law and waiting for d President to assent to it. And den U were scammed with an implementation date. Dis set of Union leaders are definitely moles of d govt. Bark and bark with so their members will actually believe dey are fighting their cause while in actual sense dey are shortchanging and sabotaging their ppl

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Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by kuuljay(m): 7:00am On Sep 23, 2019
Even if they delay for a year, they will still pay all the arrears. Solidarity for ever

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Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by Joshmodest(m): 7:02am On Sep 23, 2019
What we have here is NWC - Nigerian wailers Congress ,even the government are not taking them serious , Everytime " we go strike ooo" , those days of the now corruption minded Oshiomole , labour Congress were so effective , even with the military minded OBJ , the labour Congress stood it's grounds , and were not passed about like this ones today ....
Minimum wage wouldn't be implemented till 2021 !

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Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by helinues: 7:03am On Sep 23, 2019
Imagine ooo.

They are still deliberating for less than $100 minimum wage after a year..

Shame on you people, FG and Labour

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Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by ayodaisi: 7:07am On Sep 23, 2019
Alright
Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by obi4eze: 7:07am On Sep 23, 2019
angry

I just laugh in Sudanese. Jubrin doesn't care. When he is done with dealing with them he will just go and enjoy his loot.

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Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by kikelomojessy(f): 7:08am On Sep 23, 2019
Government eh, why delay payment that you will still pay. Hardwork is work you did not do on time.

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Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by Cocolatti(m): 7:10am On Sep 23, 2019
The current NLC are not serious. If you really want to go on strike, Buhari cannot stop you. The only language that the government will understand is a total strike that will ground the country. But the compromised NLC don't have the balls to do that.

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Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by Nobody: 7:10am On Sep 23, 2019
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Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by Luvlyna(f): 7:12am On Sep 23, 2019
angry
Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by StrikeBack(m): 7:15am On Sep 23, 2019
Where is that short midget called ngige

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Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by RexTramadol1: 7:15am On Sep 23, 2019
The NLC should be ashamed





This is September for crying out loud.

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Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by ckmayoca: 7:15am On Sep 23, 2019
Buhari will not involve himself. He no send una

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Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by Brightest04(m): 7:16am On Sep 23, 2019
The problem with us is that we talk too much and in our over talk,we fail ourselves in doing the right thing at the right time.This strike kind of a thing is right over due.Since that is the language the government representative want to hear give it to them,not only in words but in action.
Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by BlackfireX: 7:17am On Sep 23, 2019
You dimwits gullible imps have been scammed by holy mallam ....





Next level jooor.

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Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by MobilityExpress: 7:20am On Sep 23, 2019
A country where the presidency alone (president, vice president, staff etc) total package runs into hundred billions monrhly, senators monthly total package runs into about hundreds of billions, with change of cars running into about tens of billions every other year, house of reps total package runs into billions montly, not to mention Ministers, Commissioners, and other top officials. But these people are negotiating for N30k minimum wage, to do what exactly? NLC are just very slow-thinking people and that's why the FG keeps using them to wipe their poo. They should be demanding nothing less than 500k minimum wage per month. Bunch of slowpoke jokers.

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Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by miteolu(m): 7:20am On Sep 23, 2019
Jokers
Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by Toscarele: 7:21am On Sep 23, 2019
I thought the new minimum wage was approved, chai this administration no be am, failed promises should be their motto

You wouldn't see his supporters explaining this right now they be hiding like rats.

The lies are too much o Lord

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Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by munex007(m): 7:23am On Sep 23, 2019
In Nigeria, it will take a minimum wage earner 136 years to get a senator's one month salary.

Buhari should lead by example and cut his salary and allowances..

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Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by classicdessy(m): 7:24am On Sep 23, 2019
Mumu NLC when you were to strike before elections you compromise after taking your share and made a loud noise now after election your making empty noise go to strike at the peril of your job. You have to wait till next election jonsing TUC

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Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by rakumi(m): 7:26am On Sep 23, 2019
Never forget their past leader.... Comrade Adams Monkey face Oshiomole.

Never forget

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Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by Nobody: 7:26am On Sep 23, 2019
When the fnck will Buhari approve this thing?
Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by NaijaWebDesign(m): 7:27am On Sep 23, 2019
shocked
Re: Nigeria: Minimum Wage, Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike "Labour" by nairalee(m): 7:27am On Sep 23, 2019
Three words to describe this Labour

STUPID, STUPIDER, STUPIDEST!

When we were preparing for strike before Election they SHAMELESSLY came to announce that they won't strike. Who does that? That was when Buhari had something to lose. It's now they're speaking English.

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