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The Nigeria Labour Congress has suspended its seven-day warning strike following promises by the Federal Government to reconvene the tripartite committee on national minimum wage on October 4, 2018.
The labour movement said the suspension took effect from Sunday, and further directed its affiliate unions and state councils to maintain “a high level of mobilisation and readiness until the struggle for a reasonable minimum wage is achieved. ”
Announcing the decision in Abuja on Sunday, the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, stated that the labour action was suspended to enable the tripartite committee to hold its crucial meeting and conclude its work.
The workers are demanding a new minimum wage instead of the current national minimum wage of N18, 000.
Wabba, said the unions had received a formal invitation to a meeting of the tripartite committee scheduled for October 4 and 5.
He stated that the two-day meeting would be the final session of the committee after which a final report would be submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Shortly after NLC suspended the strike on Sunday, President of JUSUN, Mr Marwan Adamu, said, “The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria has asked all its members across Nigeria to resume work on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 following the suspension of the strike by the organised labour. ”