The Joint Kwara Labour Congress (JKLC) has defied the court injunction restraining it from embarking on industrial action due to the failure of the State Government to implement the N30,000 minimum wage.
Recall that on September 28, 2020, the JKLC which comprises The Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and the Joint Negotiating Council (JNC-TUS) issued a 14 days ultimatum for Kwara State Government (KWSG) to implement the N30,000 minimum wage.
The failure of the State Government to meet JKLC’s demand within 14 days, however, prompted the union to issue a Press Release dated October 12, 2020, informing all State workers of its plan to embark on industrial action with effect from Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
See the Press Release below:
Despite the efforts of Kwara State Government to prevent the JKLC from embarking on the industrial action, which included securing an Industrial Court injunction, the JKLC on Tuesday embarked on an indefinite strike.
A visit to some ministries and schools across the State on Tuesday morning has revealed some level of compliance with JKLC’s directives.
The union has also deployed its members to specific agencies and schools to deal with erring workers.
This is coming after the State Government made several efforts in ensuring that JKLC see reasons why it is impossible for the Local Governments (LGs) to implement the N30,000 minimum wage.
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