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Breaking: Labour Calls Off Strike

The organised labour has called off the nationwide industrial action scheduled to commence today.

The strike originally scheduled to commence this morning was called to press home workers’ demand for a new national minimum wage.

The National Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress,  (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, announced the suspension at the end of the resumed meeting of the tripartite committee last night in Abuja.

The committee which was set up to come up with the new minimum wage is expected to submit its report to President Muhammadu Buhari today.

Meanwhile, there has been reactions to the development by Nigerians, many of who believe that the labour movement should push the ongoing negotiation to logical conclusion before taking the strike option.

Private opinion poll carried out by the NigerianCurrent indicates that the strike is favoured as the last option by the labour movement in view of the terrible economic blow it could deal on the not too buoyant national economy at this point.

Governorship candidate of the Zenith Labour Party, ZNP , renown pilot, trainer and owner of Mish Aviation Limited, airline operator, Capt Ibrahim Kadafir Mshelia, has commended the action of the labour movement saying it is a patriotic way of showing that the Nigerian workers mean well for the country.

 

Ibrahim Kadafir Mshelia

While employing the Federal Government to fast track negotiation with the labour leaders for a lift in the living condition of the Nigerian workers, Mshelia said a holistic approach that would ensure a better living condition for the entire Nigerian masses is desirable.

According to him, the country is blessed with both human and material resources, enough to uplift the Nigerian citizens through provision of basic social amenities that would translate to making life worthy of living for the citizenry.

He therefore calls on government to rather see the ongoing negotiations as avenue to correct the age-long inequalities in the system for the benefit of the governed and not as confrontation.

He alerted Nigerians concerning the suspended strike saying:

I am privileged to know that the strike action will NOT take place again from tomorrow as the negotiations between government and unions ended with acceptable resolutions.
It is therefore gladdening to hear that the strike action will no longer hold based on this resolution as I have just been made aware by a member of the negotiating team.
I am therefore assisting in spreading the good news as most people will wake up Tuesday, believing the strike will take place.
Please forward to your friends and family so that they do not assume wrongly and stay off work and get queried
By Gboyega Adeoye

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