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Organised Labour Suspends Nationwide Strike For A Week

Organised Labour Suspends Nationwide Strike For A Week

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have called off their industrial action for a week.

The TUC president, Festus Osifo, disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday, June 4. He said a communique will be issued shortly to announce this development.

Both unions began an indefinite strike on Monday June 3 to press home their demands for an increase in minimum wage as well as the suspension in the hike in electricity tariff. Economic activities were grounded across the country.

Labourā€™s actions followed the expiration of the May 31 deadline for an agreement on a new minimum wage. They have been locked in negotiations with the Federal Government.

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During the failed talks with the government, Labour rejected three government offers, the latest being ā‚¦60,000. The TUC and the NLC subsequently pulled out of negotiations, insisting on ā‚¦494,000 as the new minimum wage.

On Monday, June 3, a meeting with the Federal government and the Labour unions saw both parties arriving at a resolution after the FG pledged to make an upward review if the proposed N60, 000 minimum wage.

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