Organised Labour has suspended the minimum wage strike it embarked upon to protest the federal government’s decision to suspend the meeting of the tripartite Committee. The strike commenced on the twenty-sixth of September.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba who announced the suspension at a news conference today in Abuja said organized labour has received firm invitation to the reconvening of the meeting of the tripartite Committee. The Federal Government had earlier agreed to reconvene the tripartite meeting on the proposed new national minimum wage on Thursday, the fourth of October, 2018.
The suspension of the strike means workers are expected to resume duties on Tuesday as Monday has been declared a public holiday by the federal government to mark the October 1 Independence Day.
The workers are demanding a new minimum wage of about fifty thousand instead of the current national minimum wage of eighteen thousand naira.