JUST IN: Labour suspends strike for five days

Written By Sodiq Adelakun

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) have suspended their nationwide strike for five days.

The suspension comes ahead of negotiations with the Federal Government, which is expected to commence shortly.

The strike, which began on Monday, was called to protest the government’s failure to approve a new minimum wage and reverse the recent hike in electricity tariffs.

Following a meeting with labour leaders on Monday night, the government expressed President Bola Tinubu’s commitment to revising the proposed minimum wage of N60,000.

The agreement stated, “The President of Nigeria, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, is committed to establishing a National Minimum Wage higher than N60,000; and the Tripartite Committee will convene daily for the next week to finalise an agreeable National Minimum Wage.”

The organised labour also agreed to “immediately hold meetings of its organs to consider this new offer, and no worker would face victimisation as a consequence of participating in the industrial action.”

More details to come..

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