Niger NLC Suspends Strike

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The Niger chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has suspended the indefinite strike action started on Wednesday.

The suspension was announced after an emergency joint State Executive Council (SEC) Meeting of the NLC and TUC  at Labour House Minna on Wednesday night.

The meeting was held after an extensive meeting with Governor Mohammed Umar Bago, and his executives where an agreement was reached and the government offered to address the demands of Organised Labour.

The NLC and TUC SEC unanimously resolved the progress was sufficient for the strike to be suspended while discussion continued.

The motion for suspension of the strike was moved by the Chairman of RATTAWU, Comrade Isah Mahmoud and seconded by the Chairman of NAAT, IBBUL, Dr Hamzat Aliyu.

All workers were directed to resume work immediately.

The agreement reached by the Niger State Government and the Organised Labour stated that the government would pay workers in the State and local government areas N20,000 each as wage award in March, a tripartite committee comprising representatives of Niger House of Assembly, the Executive, and the Organised Labour shall be put in place to look at the laws and proffer recommendations to the government.

The agreement also stated that there shall be refunds of 10 percent Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) to exempted workers in the local government areas as the outstanding refunds of N218.7 million shall be paid in three

installments according to zones while all outstanding Ministries, Departments and Agencies(MDAs) will be paid the 2019 annual leave grant in batches from April to December 2024.

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