Minimum Wage: Unions Shut Down Operations At General Aviation Terminal Of Lagos Airport

Channels Television  
Updated September 28, 2018


The nationwide industrial action has entered its second day, with Leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress shutting down flight operations at the General Aviation Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Lagos.

The labour leaders stormed the terminal, disrupting local flight services and shutting down counters of some aviation lines.

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On Thursday, the NLC had vowed to shut down the airport and other facilities in the state.

Their action comes about 48 hours after the Federal Government held a meeting with the national leadership of the NLC to reach a conclusion over the new minimum wage.

The meeting, however, ended in a deadlock.

Consequently, the NLC directed all its members and affiliate unions to commence the industrial action.

Its President, Ayuba Wabba, insisted that there was no going back on the nationwide strike, as the Federal Government had failed to meet their demands.

The workers are demanding an upward review of the minimum wage from N18,000 to between N50,000 and N65,000.