The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) after a meeting with the Federal Government delegation have agreed to suspend for 30 days the planned Indefinite Nationwide strike scheduled to begin, Tuesday, 3rd October, 2023.
Announcing the resolutions of the meeting to State House Correspondents in Abuja on Monday, Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong said the federal government commits to wage award of thirty-five thousand Naira only to all Federal Government workers beginning from the month of September pending when a new national minimum wage is expected to have been signed into law, while A minimum wage committee shall be inaugurated within one month from the date of the agreement.
The minister also said that all parties agreed to henceforth abide by the dictates of Social dialogue in future engagements, adding that a joint visitation will be made to the refineries to ascertain their rehabilitation status.
The Labour Minister stated that the memorandum shall be filed with the relevant court of competent jurisdiction within one week as a consent judgement by the Federal Government.
Our correspondent, Raliat Adenekan reports that while commiting to the agreement, NLC President, Joe Ajaero said the Organized labour will revisit the issues contained in the agreement after thirty days while the TUC President, Festus Osifo demanded a hundred percent implementation.
After the seven hour long meeting the Minister of Labour signed the agreement on behalf of government while the NLC president, Joe Ajaero, general secretary of NLC, Emmanuel Ugboaja, President and Secretary of TUC, Festus Osifo, and Nuhu A. Toro, signed respectively on the part of Organised Labour.