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New Minimum Wage: Organised private sector not part of NLC, TUC strike – NECA

Nigerian Employers’ Consultative Association, NECA, has said the organised private sector is not part of strike action by the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Unions Congress, TUC.

Director-General of NECA, Timothy Olawale, made this known in a letter to all members of the association, which was sighted by us in Abuja late Wednesday.

He said the leadership of national labour unions had assured NECA that the private sector was not the target of the industrial action but the government.

Against the background, Olawale, therefore, urged the employers to sensitise their workers to the effect that the private sector has no scores to settle with the unions as such not part of the strike action.

The letter reads in part: “We have been in constant touch with the leadership of labour unions and have been assured the target of the strike action is not the private sector but the government and its institution.

“In the light of the feedback that we have received from NLC and TUC, we advise members to sensitise their workers to the effect that the private sector has no problem with the unions, as such not the target of the industrial action.”

The NLC and the TUC on Thursday embarked on a warning strike to protest perceived government complicity in the delay on the conclusion of works by the National Minimum Wage Committee.

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