Organized Labour Set To Shut Down Abia State, Announces Indefinite Strike Action


The organized labour in Abia State has issued an ultimatum to the state government, demanding payment of the N30,000 minimum wage and N35,000 palliative award.

The demand was made in a letter dated July 8, 2024, and signed by Okoro Ogbonnaya, Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and Enogwe Ihechi, Chairman of the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

The letter, addressed to Governor Alex Otti through his Chief of Staff, stated that the 14-day ultimatum earlier given to the government had expired without any response.

“Organized labour hereby issues this final seven (7) days ultimatum with effect from the day of receipt of this letter and states unequivocally, that at the expiration of this ultimatum, on Sunday 00hr, there shall be no further communication with the government.

“Rather, the entire workforce of Abia State will proceed on indefinite strike beginning from Monday, 15th July, 2024,” the letter said.


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