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NLC Suspends Strike for 30 Days

The organised Labour claims to have put a halt to the statewide indefinite strike that was earlier announced.

Following the government’s reluctance to abide by the seven demands made by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to lessen workers’ suffering, Labour had instructed its affiliate member unions across the nation to mobilise and shut down the country.

In an effort to stop the strike, the Federal Government had invited organised Labour to a conference.

Femi Gbajabiamila, President Bola Tinubu’s chief of staff, presided over the meeting, which was attended by governors, ministers, and other representatives.

The union declared that the strike had been put on hold for 30 days in a statement that was released following the meeting.

The communiqué also directed the Minister of Labor to investigate the salaries that university employees were not receiving.

The TUC President, Festus Osifo, and Secretary General, Nuhu Toro, as well as the NLC President, Joe Ajaero, and General Secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja, all signed it.

Simon Lalong, Minister of Labor and Employment, Dr. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, Minister of State for Labor and Employment, and Mohammed Idris, Minister of Information and National Orientation, are all members of the Federal Government team who also signed.

“The NLC and TUC accept to suspend for 30 days the planned Indefinite Nationwide strike scheduled to begin, Tuesday, the 3rd of October, 2023.”

“The Federal Government grants a wage award of N35,000 (thirty-five thousand Naira) only to all Federal Government workers beginning from the month of September pending when a new national minimum wage is expected to have been signed into law.

“The issue of outstanding Salaries and Wages of Tertiary Education workers in Federal-owned educational institutions is being referred to the Ministry of Labour and Employment for further engagement.” it read partly.

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