Salary Reduction: Organised Labour Suspends Strike In Nasarawa

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The Organised Labour in Nasarawa State has suspended its two months old industrial action after the state government reached a truce with its leaders to revert to the old salary structure.

This is contained in a statement jointly issued by the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, of the state, Abdullahi Adeka, his Trade Union Congress, TUC, counterpart, Mr Danladi Sabo-Namo, on Friday.

The union leaders said the decision to suspend the strike followed a meeting between the Minister of Labour and Employment, Nasarawa State Government, NLC and TUC on August 30, 2016.

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He said the payment shortfall of the proposed new salary structure and the old salary structure for May and June 2016 started with effect from September 7 and will last till Friday September 9.

Adeka also urged workers to resume immediately and warned the government against victimising any worker or employee because of the industrial action.

The statement read: “ In view of the above, the Organised Labour, at its SEC meeting held on Friday September 9, have agreed to suspend the ongoing strike to pave way for further discussion.

“All workers are by this, directed to resume work immediately and there shall be no victimisation of any worker or employee arising from their participation in the strike or matters ancillary thereto”.



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