March 22, 2019

Labour May Call Off Strike On Monday

Labour May Call Off Strike On Monday

The strike embarked upon by the organised labour may be called off on Monday. Our sources learned this was as a result of the outcome of the meeting between the Federal Government and officials of the labour union.

The suspension of the industrial action may be announced ahead of the tripartite committee meeting programmed to hold on October 4.

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It was garnered that the organized labour insisted on assurances from the Federal Government that the deal to affect the new minimum wage will be implemented before relaxing their stance.

At the meeting of the chief of staff, Abba Kyari, with the leadership of the organised labour on Thursday at the State House, Abuja, the Presidency pleaded with labour to end the strike, which has affected economic activities in different parts of the country.

The President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba disclosed, “The Chief of Staff tried to give us details of government position which we will have to go and convey to our members and then we can revert back to him”.

He also explained the organized labour had accepted terms by the Federal Government to reconvene the tripartite committee for the implementation of the new national minimum wage.

According to him, the meeting between the leadership of labour and representatives of various employers of labour, including the federal and state governments, has been rescheduled to reconvene on October 4.

The tripartite committee comprises representatives from the Federal and State Governments, as well as the private sector with the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) being the largest private employer group.


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