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BREAKING: Labour suspends nationwide strike for 7 days



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The nationwide strike declared by the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC and the Trade Union Congress, TUC has been called off for seven days on Tuesday.

The developments comes after both unions declared indefinite strike on Monday that saw activities grounded across the country.

The NLC, TUC and the Federal Government has been locked in disagreement over minimum wage. When the indefinite strike was declared, banks, government office, schools were shut down across the country leading to untold hardship as facilities could not be accessed with electricity ceased totally across the nation.

Labour leaders, however, have been engaged in series of meeting in the office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

At the end of the meeting on Monday night, the Federal Government and organised labour reached an agreement on a new minimum wage that will be “above N60,000″.

The statement from the meeting read in part: “Further to the negotiation by the Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage (NMW) and subsequent withdrawal of Labour from negotiation, the Leadership of the National Assembly intervened on 2nd June, 2024. The Organised Labour declared nationwide strike on Monday, 3rd June, 2024 to drive home its demands.

“The Federal Government, in the National interest, convened a meeting with Labour held in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, on Monday 3rd June, with a view to ending the strike action.
“After exhaustive deliberation and engagement by both parties, the following resolutions were reached:
“The President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria is committed to a National Minimum Wage that is higher than N60,000;

“Arising from the above, the Tripartite Committee is to meet everyday for the next one week with a view to arriving at an agreeable National Minimum Wage;

“Labour in deference to the high esteem of the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria’s commitment in (ii) above undertakes to convene a meeting of its organs immediately to consider this commitment; and

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