Minimum wage: Asaba market traders observe sit-at-home over NLC strike

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Traders at various markets in Asaba Delta State, on Thursday, observed the-sit-at home order by the labour union as commercial activities were completely paralyzed.

At the popular Ogbeogonogo Market, the market which used to be a beehive of sales’ activities was seen desolated as the only few traders on hand could not display their food items for fear of not being attack by the labour unionists who had allegedly warned that any trader found in the market may be sanctioned.

Also at the Abraka Market in Asaba, only few Hausa traders were seen selling their products while other traders who used to display their food items deserted their shops.

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Delta State Council had on Wednesday asked its workers, to join the nationwide strike in compliance with the directive of the national leadership of the NLC to press home the lingering issue of minimum wage review.

In a press release issued and signed by the Secretary of Delta State NLC, Comrade Innocent Ofuonyeadi, a copy of which was made available to our correspondent, the union urged all affiliate unions of the NLC in the State to strictly comply with the national directive of the congress to commence a seven-day warning strike with effect from Thursday, September 27, 2018.

Following the strike, transport fare has suddenly ‘jumped up’ as tricycle riders who used to convey people for N50.00 has jacked it up to N100.00

Petrol stations within Asaba and its environs were not left out in the strike action as most of the stations refused to sell to their customers even though they opened.

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