By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN—THE Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, Edo State, yesterday, issued a seven-day ultimatum to Governor Adams Oshiomhole to announce the inclusion of teachers in the new wage as agreed with workers in the state or face their wrath.
In a communiqué by NLC state chairman, Mr. Emma Ademokun; Mr. Shaka Otoide (JNC), and Mr. Joe Aligbe (TUC), the unions said that the state government had been silent since the industrial action embarked upon by the teachers over the minimum wage issue, adding that this was unacceptable.
According to the union, “the Edo State Government should within the next seven days pronounce the inclusion of teachers in the new wage as well as capture their 27.5 per cent TSA with effect from June 1, to enable the teachers suspend their ongoing strike action.
“Failure to implement the new minimum wage for teachers and workers in other sectors within the seven days, organised labour will call out all other Edo workers to embark on sympathy strike.
“Organised labour, hereby, puts all Edo workers, who are not presently on strike, on alert to await further directives on the sympathy strike with teachers as injury to one is injury to all.”