Following the Federal Government compliance, to Nigerian Labour Congress N30,000 demand, the organised labour union of Nigeria has called off the proposed nationwide strike envisaged to commence on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
According to Vanguard Newspapers, the Tripartite Committee put up by the Federal Government of Nigeria, has agreed on N30,000 new minimum wage as proposed by NLC.
Ms Ama, who headed the negotiating committee, however, stated that the government pleaded with labour to suspend it’s planned industrial action.
MS. AMA STATEMENT READS:
“We have concluded, and we have a little challenge with what we call Chapter 5 of our report, that is where we have the numbers and the figures we used for the negotiations and the statistics that we concluded with and the committee has two values: the N24, 000 suggested by the federal government and the N30, 000 given by the organized labour.
“There is no stalemate. We have finished, and we have signed it, but we are insisting that the strike must be called off. There are still two figures, N24, 000 and N34, 000. You know that labour came up with a figure of N66, 500 but when we put all that together with the figure we got from the states…so, we put all that in a basket plus the initial figure that the federal government recommended which was N20, 700. We put them together in a basket and came up with four scenarios, we worked with one of the scenarios and that was how we agreed on that N24, 000 and N30, 000 respectively”, said Ms People.
NLC Suspends Nationwide Strike Scheduled For Today 6th November, As FG Agrees To Pay N30,000:
Also speaking, Ayuba Wabba, president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), told reporters that the decision to suspend the nationwide industrial action was reached after agreements were reached and documents signed.
“Having reached this position and agreements signed, the proposed strike action is at this moment suspended.”