Saturday, September 10

Labour suspends 2 months strike in Nasarawa

Labour leaders in Nasarawa State have suspended their two months old industrial action over the state government’s decision to review their salaries downward. Mr Abdullahi Adeka, the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and his Trade Union Congress (TUC) counterpart, Mr Danladi Sabo-Namo, announced the suspension in a statement jointly issued in Lafia on Friday.

The union leaders said the decision to suspend the strike followed a meeting between the Minister of Labour and Employment, Nasarawa State Government, NLC and TUC on Aug. 30, 2016.
According to the leaders, the Nasarawa State Government has reverted to the old salary structure as agreed during the meeting.

They said that the government had commenced the payment of the shortfall of the proposed new salary structure and the old salary structure for May and June.
The union leaders said that the issue of July and August salaries would be addressed by the tripartite renegotiation committee inaugurated on Sept. 1.

“In view of the above, the Organised Labour, at its SEC meeting held on Friday September 9, have agreed to suspend the ongoing strike to pave way for further discussion.
“All workers are by this, directed to resume work immediately and there shall be no victimisation of any worker or employee arising from their participation in the strike or matters ancillary thereto”.

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