1 December 2012

Nigeria: Jang Gets Ultimatum Over Minimum Wage

Jos — The Plateau State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday issued a ten-day ultimatum to Governor Jonah Jang to implement the N18, 000 minimum wage and pay outstanding salaries to teachers and local government workers in the state or the union will bring the state to a standstill.

The chairman of the state chapter of NLC Mr. Jibrin Bancir said this while addressing journalists in Jos.

He said statesmen in the state must be consulted to prevail on the state governor to end the standoff otherwise by midnight of December 9th, 2012, "all workers in the state including private organisations will embark on a total withdrawal of services and general protest in the state."

Bancir said all affiliates of the NLC and Teachers Union Council (TUC) will relocate their national headquarters to Jos in order to see to the success of the struggle and urged all workers to remain resolute and mobilize for the impending action.

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