Labour aborts planned strike

The organised labour late last night called off the planned nationwide strike scheduled for today (Tuesday) after a protracted meeting with the tripartite committee on the issue of new national minimum wage.

Ayuba Wabba, National Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), made the announcement after the second leg of the meeting of the tripartite committee constituted by the Federal Government to decide on a new minimum wage.

“The tripartite negotiating committee, as rightly put by the chairperson, has, this period, concluded its assignment; agreements have been reached, and also documents have been signed,” Wabba said.

“The report will be submitted to Mr. President tomorrow (Tuesday) by 4:15pm. Therefore, organised labour, we want to use this medium to thank all the tripartite partners for their understanding, and importantly for concluding this important national assignment.

“And having reached this position, and also the fact that the assignment has been concluded, the organised labour also decided that the proposed strike action is hereby suspended.”

Ama Pepple, Chairman of the committee, added: “I am happy to report to you that we have concluded our assignment and we will submit our report to the President by 4.15pm on Tuesday.

“We will reveal the figure at the presentation.”

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