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NLC & TUC Pause Strike for 5 Days and Agree to Talks Over Minimum Wage Increase

 NLC & TUC Pause Strike for 5 Days and Agree to Talks Over Minimum Wage Increase

Nigeria’s labour unions, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Alternate Union Congress (TUC), have agreed to a one-week suspension of their nationwide strike. This resolution comes after a lack of agreement on a novel minimum wage and a fresh hike in electricity tariffs. The suspension permits for uninterrupted negotiations with the authorities on a novel nationwide minimum wage.

TUC’s president Festus Osifo confirmed the news in Abuja on Tuesday, following a joint assembly of the unions’ government councils.

The strike, which began on Monday, introduced severe sectors of the economic system to a standstill as group in colleges, firms, hospitals, and even airports were off the job. The nationwide grid modified into furthermore shut down, plunging the nation into darkness.

Per experiences, the Federal Executive expressed the dedication of president Bola Ahmed Tinubu to elevate the first and vital supplied minimum wage of N60,000.

A signed agreement outlines two key parts:

  • President Tinubu is dedicated to organising a nationwide minimum wage exceeding N60,000.
  • The tripartite committee will maintain each day meetings for the next week to finalise a mutually agreeable minimum wage.

The labor unions furthermore agreed to “straight maintain meetings of its organs to clutch into consideration this unique provide, and no employee would face victimisation on account of collaborating within the commercial drag.” These resolutions were signed by authorities representatives, minister of files and nationwide orientation Mohammed Idris and minister of converse for labour and employment Nkeiruka Onyejeocha.

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