Labour Suspends Planned Nationwide Strike
Organised labour has called off the proposed nationwide industrial action scheduled to commence on Tuesday (today) to press home workers’ demand for a new national minimum wage. The National Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, announced the suspension at the end of the meeting of the tripartite committee set up to come up with the new minimum wage on Monday.
According to Wabba, the decision to suspend the action was reached after agreements were reached and documents signed. “Having reached this position and agreements signed, the proposed strike action is hereby suspended,” the labour leader said. Wabba, however, refused to disclose the figure of the new minimum wage arrived at by the committee.