NLC suspends planned strike in Kano due to pay cut – TBEN

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The Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC) has suspended earlier plans for a 3-day warning strike and peaceful protest scheduled to start today, Thursday, over alleged plans by the state government to return to wages minimum of 18,000 naira.

The suspension of the planned strike was announced by the Union’s national vice president Mr. Najeem Yasin during a briefing to reporters in the early hours of Thursday in Kano.

The union recalled that the state government withheld workers’ wages in March.

According to him, the decision to suspend the strike and the peaceful demonstration followed the agreement reached on Wednesday between the Kano state government and the unions.

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“The meeting was called at the request of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje in person, along with representatives of the National President of the NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba and other NLC officials.

“The state government has revealed that it does not intend to revert to paying the old 18,000 naira minimum wage as speculated, and reiterated its position to honor the 30,600 naira deal. signed between the two parties in December 2019.

“We also agreed that the March deductions from workers’ wages at state and local government levels should be refunded to workers with April or May wages, depending on the increase in the allowance. FAAC for the period.

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“A committee has been set up between the unions and the government to examine all contentious issues presented by the union.

“We also decided that all mechanisms for implementing the new minimum wage of 39,600 naira should be put in place for Wudil and Yusuf Maitama Sule Universities of Kano State University of Science (KUST).

“The meeting also agreed that the payment of the monthly pension and all rights of retirees should be vested under the resolution and approval of the Board of Directors of Kano State Pension Fund Trustee (KSPFT) as provided by the Pension Act 2006.

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“In addition, among the resolutions, there is that no worker or leader should be punished / treated in a prejudicial / malicious manner because of their participation in the industrial action planned by the Kano State government.

“Therefore, with the above resolutions, the three days of industrial action which must begin today, Thursday April 8, 2021 and peaceful protest on Monday April 12, are suspended by the unions,” he said. ad.

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