The organized labour in Taraba State has embarked on an indefinite strike over the non-implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage by the state government.
This is contained in a press statement jointly signed by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) President, Sule Abasu and Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President Peter Jediel in the state.
The development comes five weeks after the Labour unions issued a seven-day ultimatum to Taraba State Government to implement its agreement on the 25th of August 2020.
The unions said the decision became necessary due to the government’s inaction over the negotiated new minimum wage and its consequential adjustment.
“When silence on our negotiated new national minimum wage of N30,000 and its consequential adjustment becomes an instrument in the hands of government to deny workers their constitutional right, resistance through strike becomes legal instruments in the hands of workers,” the statement read in part.
The union urged all civil servants in all categories in the state to actively participate in the strike.