“Nothing achieved” – Aisha Yesufu slams labour for suspending strike

Nigerian activist, Aisha Yesufu, has berated the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, for suspending the indefinite nationwide strike.

 

The organised Labour commenced an indefinite strike on Monday, June 3, to express displeasure over the Federal Government’s refusal to accept its proposed new minimum wage.

 

Public offices and institutions were shut down by the workers while enforcing the strike on Monday.

 

However, after an emergency meeting with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume and other government officials, labour suspended the strike on Tuesday, June 4.

 

Reacting, Aisha Yesufu, in a video clip on her verified X handle, questioned the essence of the strike, saying nothing was achieved.

 

She noted that the organized labour and the Federal Government were yet to reach a proper agreement on the minimum wage saga.

 

She said, “You have made everybody miss their flights to change everything and people could not travel.

 

“At least when you do all of these things, at the end of the day, if something comes out of you, you will know that your sacrifice was not in vain. But when you do this and nothing comes out, what is the essence?

 

“People have continued to say that they don’t trust labour and I was even saying they should give the union a chance.

 

“You have not even reached a proper agreement so what are you suspending for? A lot of people are suffering. This minimum wage, how can someone be earning like 60k in a month? It is really crazy it’s not as if you are providing the person with food and shelter.

 

“They signed an agreement yesterday and there is nothing there. I’m just wondering whether they signed the agreement under duress.”

 

Watch her speak in the video below.

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