Minimum wage: Organised Labour suspends strike

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The organised labour has suspended the ongoing industrial strike acrion with effect from Sunday, September 30, 2018

The National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, disclosed this on Sunday while briefing journalists at the Labour House in Abuja.

Wabba said that the organised labour has been assured by the government that the Tripartite Committee of the Minimum Wage Committee would reconvene on October 4, 2018.

“We demand that this shall be the final session of the committee and a final report will be submitted to Mr President immediately.

“In order to avail the committee of the necessary conducive environment to hold this crucial meeting and conclude it’s work, organised labour has… decided to suspend the strike action with effect from today, Sunday September 30, 2018,” he said.

With this develooment, workers are expected to resume on Tuesday, as Monday has been declared a public holiday by the federal government to mark the October 1 Independence Day.

The organised labour is demanding the sum of N50,000 minimum wage for workers against the current N18,000 being paid.

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