BREAKING: Strike On Hold – NLC, TUC Declare, Suspend Industrial Action For One Week

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have announced a temporary suspension of the ongoing strike action, putting the struggle for a new minimum wage on hold for five days.

“We are ‘relaxing’ the action for one week and not suspending the strike, to give FG the one week grace and test their sincerity,” Francis Akinjorin, the Deputy National Secretary of the Association of Air Transport Association of Nigeria (ATTSAN) said on Tuesday.

This development follows the announcement of a joint extraordinary National Executive Council (NEC) meeting convened by the two labour centres to determine the fate of the strike.

The strike, which began on Monday, June 2, 2024, was called to demand a new minimum wage and protest the recent increase in electricity prices.

Recall that after a six-hour meeting with the Federal Government in Abuja on Monday, President Bola Tinubu expressed his commitment to raising the proposed minimum wage of N60,000.

The agreement stated that the President is committed to establishing a National Minimum Wage higher than N60,000.

The Tripartite Committee will convene daily for the next week to finalize an agreeable National Minimum Wage.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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