Labour Calls Off Strike, Committee to Submit Report to Buhari Today

nlc-president-mr-ayuba-wabbaNLC president, Ayuba Wabba
  • Labour Calls Off Strike, Committee to Submit Report to Buhari Today

Organised Labour has called off the nationwide industrial action previously announced to commence on Tuesday to enforce workers’ demand for a new national minimum wage.

Mr Ayuba Wabba, the National Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, announced the suspension after the meeting of the tripartite committee ended around 10 pm on Monday.

Wabba said the decision to suspend the industrial action was reached after documents were signed and agreements reached.

“Having reached this position and agreements signed, the proposed strike action is hereby suspended,” Wabba said.

The labour leader, however, refused to state the agreed minimum wage by the committee.

He said the agreed figure would be made public only after the committee has submitted the report to the president by 4.15 pm on Tuesday.

Amma Pepple, the Chairman of the committee, who was obviously happy after the agreement was reached said their assignment has been completed.

“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,” she said.

Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, thanked members of the committee for a job well done.

“Although, it was a long process, the committee strived to reach a balanced accord,” he said.

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