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Labour calls off strike today

THE organized labour has called off its seven-day warning strike over the Federal Government unilateral decision to adjourn negotiation for the new national minimum wage.
The suspension of the strike was announce by the President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, on Sunday.
Comrade Ayuba Wabba
Addressing a press conference at the Labour House, Abuja, Comrade Wabba said the leadership of organized labour has received a formal letter, reconvening the suspended meeting.
The Federal Government has rescheduled the meeting of the Ama Pepple Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage for Thursday, this week.
Wabba directed all workers to resume work immediately, by he told all the affiliated unions and the State councils to still maintain a high level of mobilization and be ready for action until their goal is achieved.
The NLC president said the strike was being called off to enable a conducive environment for the committee to reconvene and conclude its work.
 Chris Ngige 
Comrade Wabba said: “Four days ago we informed you that organised labour was embarking on a warning strike as from Thursday, September 26, 2018, after our 14-day ultimatum to the government to reconvene the meeting and conclude the work of the Tripartite National Minimum Wage Committee elapsed.
“Indeed, on Thursday morning, the strike action commenced and was observed across the country. We wish to appreciate our workers and affiliate unions for their commitment and determination. We thank all Nigerians for their support.
“We have received a firm and formal invitation to a reconvened meeting of the tripartite committee scheduled for the 4th and 5th of October, 2018. We demand that this shall be the final session of the committee and that a final report will be submitted to Mr President immediately.
“In order to avail the committee the necessary conducive environment to hold this crucial meeting and conclude its work, organized labour has after obtaining the mandate of their necessary organs, decided to suspend the strike action with effect from today, Sunday, September 30th, 2018.
“We urge all our unions and State councils to maintain a high level of mobilisation and readiness until the struggle for a reasonable minimum wage is achieved.”

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