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New Wage: NLC Issues 14-Day Ultimatum In Rivers

Listen to article can report that the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Rivers state chapter has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the state government to pay all accumulated arrears of the consolidated minimum wage or face workers' wrath through prolonged

 industrial action. The NLC state chairman, Comrade Chris Oruge, threatened that labour has planned to embark on an indefinite strike if the state government decides otherwise and fails to implement their demands 14 days.

The NLC had, at an enlarged meeting in Port Harcourt decried that the accumulated minimum wage has risen to about 70%, blaming it on the state government's inability to implement the new minimum wage bill. findings further revealed that the Rivers chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress had also warned Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi against his regular shuttle out of the state, saying that such local and foreign trips has slowed down the effective administrative process in the state.

'Such trips have not brought any serious economic benefit to the people of Rivers state, so the governor should curtail the trips in the interest of the state.'