The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced plans to shutdown the country from November 6 if the government fails to pass the 30,000 Naira new minimum wage.

NLC urged Nigerians to stock food and other necessities ahead of the planned shutdown.

The resolution was reached in a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja.

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The workers’ union said they were not bothered by the 'no work, no pay' policy of the federal government, as the right to strike is both a human right and a trade union right.

The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba and general secretary, Peter Ozo-Eson, have asked workers to disregard government’s directive on “no work, no pay” because workers were already owed arrears of salaries.

The NEC also called for a national day of mobilization and sensitization rallies for all workers on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, to educate and sensitize Nigerians on the plights of workers and pensioners.

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