Labour Suspends Strike, Rivers NLC Commends Workers Resilience

The labour unions nationwide strike which was scheduled to start today, Tuesday 6th, November has been suspended for the time being

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.

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.

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

In a similar development, the chairperson of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Rivers State, Beatrice Itubo has confirmed the suspension of the planned strike action.

She commended workers and Nigerians for their resilience to the struggle for a better pay for the Nigerian workers and promised to provide the details of the arrangement to workers in Rivers State when it has been finally transmitted to the National Assembly.

She thanked workers in the state for their solidarity and urged them to resume work.