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NLC, TUC suspend strike for five days

todayJune 4, 2024 6

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) have suspended their strike for five days,

The TUC president Festus Osifo made this announcement on Tuesday morning after an extraordinary joint national executive council meeting of the unions in Abuja

It will be recalled that both parties commence a nationwide strike on Monday to protest the failure of the Federal Government to approve new minimum wage by May 31 as well as its failure to reverse the hike in electricity tariff.

While the strike lasted, Airports, Banks, Schools and Government offices were literarily shut down leaving Airport passengers shut down.

The electricity sector was also affected as the unions shut down the national grid leaving the country in total blackout

In  a six-hour meeting with the leadership of organised labour in Abuja on Monday night, the Federal Government expressed the commitment of President Bola Tinubu to raising the N60,000 offered as the minimum wage.

The agreement stated that The President of Nigeria is committed to establishing a National Minimum Wage higher than N60,000 and the Tripartite Committee will convene daily for the next week to finalise an agreeable National Minimum Wage

The organised labour also agreed to immediately hold meetings of its organs to consider this new offer, and no worker would face victimisation as a consequence of participating in the industrial action.

These resolutions were signed on behalf of the Federal Government by Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, and Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha.

Written by: Almond News

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