THE nationwide strike over the new national minimum wage begins Tuesday as major trade unions have directed their members across the country to obey the directive of the three labour centres- the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC), and the United Labour Congress (ULC) to commence indefinite strike.
Already, the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN),
the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU), the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and other trade unions have directed their members to shut down operations beginning from 12 am tonight for the commencement of the strike.
Expectedly, the unions have directed that all air and seaports, schools, government hospitals, schools, electricity and oil installations should be shut down early tomorrow morning.
The organised labour had on Sunday boycotted the reconciliation meeting summoned by the Federal Government over the issue of implementing the N30,000 new National Minimum Wage agreed for Nigerian workers and the planned nationwide strike.