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Organised Labour calls off industrial action


Leaders of the organised labour unions on Monday called off the proposed nationwide workers strike scheduled to commence on Tuesday, November 6.

The National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, who announced the suspension of the industrial action, said the decision was sequel to the decisions reached at the Monday’s meeting of the tripartite committee on the minimum wage.

Although the labour leader did not provide details of the decisions, he however said that all the parties in the negotiations were happy with the decisions taken.

He said: “Having reached this position and agreement signed, the proposed strike action is hereby suspended”

In her remarks, the Chairman of the committee, Ama Pepple, expressed delight on the conclusion of the committee’s assignment.

She said that the recommendations of the tripartite committee would be presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by 4.15pm today.

Similarly, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, commended the members of the committee for successfully completing their assignment, saying that “the committee has worked assiduously to reach the conclusion”

Even as the recommended minimum wage announcement is being expected later in the day, our correspondent gathered that N25,000 was agreed on by the parties after hours of rigorous negotiations during the Monday’s meeting.