Relief for Nigerians as Labour suspends strike

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Federal Government yesterday succeeded in averting what could have been a complete lockdown of the economy over the disagreement on minimum wage for workers.

The protracted negotiation between the government and the workers’ representatives saved the day, leading to the suspension
of a nationwide strike that would have begun at midnight today. At 10.30 p.m, there were unconfirmed reports that airport workers union had already announced stoppage of international flights.

Led by the NLC President Ayuba Wabba, the organized Labour had insisted on a N30,000 minimum wage workers in the country as against government’s N24,000.

But Ayuba last night announced a suspension of the proposed action after the workers got what looked like a concession…



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