NLC Suspends Proposed Nationwide Strike

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The planned nationwide strike scheduled to commence today by the labour unions over new minimum wage has been suspended.

Labour leaders, government representatives and organised private sector spent many hours on Monday to reach a consensus on a minimum wage.

But it was in vain as the Tripartite committee decided to convey the resolution of the meeting to President Muhammadu Buhari, for onward transmission to the National Assembly.

The report will be  submitted to  President Buhari on Tuesday  by 4:15 pm.

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Government wants to pay N24,000 as minimum wage, but the labour leaders are insisting on N30,000.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday intervened in the impasse  by appealing  to the labour unions, especially the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to consider  the rot  his administration inherited from the previous governments.

The President explained that the present government was doing more with the ‘fewer resources’ at its disposal in putting the nation’s economy right.

TO ALL SWEC MEMBERS
NUT OYO STATE WING
5th November, 2018
Dear Comrade,
SUSPENSION OF PLANNED STRIKE
Following the meeting of the Tripartite Committee on the National Minimum Wage today and the signing of the final report recommending 30,000 naira as the recommended new National Minimum Wage and the readiness of Mr. President to formally receive the report tomorrow 6th November, 2018 at 4:15pm, the strike called to commence tomorrow has been suspended.
S.W.Olojede,
State Secretary.

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