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[JUST IN] NLC/TUC Strike: Relief as Union re-opens National Assembly Gates

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The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) has reopened the gates of the National Assembly, granting access to lawmakers, staff, and visitors.

This occurred around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, after the announcement that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) had suspended their strike for one week to facilitate further negotiations with the Federal Government.

Previously, PASAN had closed the gates on Monday in solidarity with the NLC and TUC, who initiated the strike to demand a new minimum wage for workers.

POLITICS NIGERIA recalls that the unions had demanded for an increase in the National Minimum Wage to N494,000 per month but the Nigerian Government vehemently refused stating that the amount would crash the Nigerian Economy and stifle activities in key sectors like Security, Education and Healthcare.

On Monday, George Akume, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, led a federal government delegation in negotiations with the leadership of organized labor to resolve the impasse.

During this meeting, the unions and the federal government reached an agreement in which the government committed to paying more than the previously proposed N60,000.00 minimum wage.

 

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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