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Minimum Wage: Kwara Workers Disregard Court Order, Begin Strike

As a way to demand the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage by the government, Kwara State workers on Tuesday commenced an industrial strike.

The labour leaders denied receiving any court injunction which had ordered a ban on strike action.

Some government offices, ministries, courtrooms and schools were locked and the areas deserted as at the time of filing this report.

Teachers in many public schools also asked pupils and students to go back home as schools were locked while students were seen roaming the streets.

Chairman of the NLC in the state, Issa-Ore, while expressing satisfaction with the level of compliance by the workers, told PUNCH that the labour leaders received no court injunction on the strike.

“We have not received any court injunction from anyone that we should not go on strike to fight for the implementation of the minimum wage which has become a law in the country,” he said.

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, had on Tuesday appealed to the workers to understand the financial situation in the state, saying the state’s treasury was too lean to accommodate the demands of the labour unions.

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