Breaking: Labour Suspends Strike

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has suspended its ongoing nationwide strike.

This was announced at a press conference in Abuja Sunday by the National President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba.

“The suspension takes effect from today Sunday,” he said, bringing an end to the industrial action which began on September 26.

The suspension means workers are expected to resume duties on Tuesday as Monday has been declared a public holiday by the federal government to mark the October 1 Independence Day.

Nigerian workers are demanding a new minimum wage of about N50,000 instead of the current national minimum wage of N18,000.

On Wednesday, NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, said the union was open to dialogue on the strike.

“Our demand is that the tripartite negotiating council should be called back to conclude its assignment on minimum wage.” Mr Wabba said.

The minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, then assured the unions that the tripartite committee will reconvene to complete its negotiation.

“Before the meeting on October 4, all necessary demands by organised labour would have been factored in,” Mr Ngige said.

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