The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has suspended its earlier plans for a 3-day warning strike and peaceable protest scheduled to start at present, Thursday, over alleged plans by the state authorities to revert to N18,000 minimal wage.
The suspension of the deliberate strike was introduced by the Nationwide Deputy President of the Union, Mr Najeem Yasin whereas briefing newsmen on the early hours of Thursday in Kano.
The labour union recalled that the State authorities had deducted the employees’ March wage.
Based on him, the choice to droop the strike and peaceable protest adopted the settlement reached between the Kano State Authorities and the organised labour on Wednesday.
“The assembly was convened on the occasion of Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje in particular person, with the representatives of the Nationwide President of the NLC, Mr Ayuba Wabba and different NLC officers.
“The state authorities revealed that it has no intention to return to cost of the outdated N18,000 minimal wage as speculated, and reiterated its place to respect the settlement of N30,600 signed between the 2 events in Dec. 2019.
“We additionally agreed that the March deductions in employees’ salaries at state and Native Authorities ranges must be refunded to employees together with the April or Could salaries, relying on improve of FAAC allocation for the interval.
“A committee was arrange between the organised labour and the federal government to look into all contentious points as offered by the labour union.
“We additionally resolved that each one machineries for the implementation of the brand new minimal wage of N39,600 must be put in place for the Kano State College of Science (KUST) Wudil and Yusuf Maitama Sule Universities
“The assembly additionally agreed that cost of month-to-month pension and all of the entitlements of retirees must be vested underneath the decision and approval of the board of trustees of Kano State Pension Fund Trustee (KSPFT) as offered by the 2006 pension regulation.
“Additionally, among the many resolutions is that no employee or any chief must be punished/handled in a prejudicial/malicious method because of partaking within the deliberate industrial motion by the Kano State Authorities.
“Subsequently, with the above resolutions, the three days industrial motion scheduled to start at present, Thursday, April 8, 2021 and peaceable protest on Monday, April 12, are hereby suspended by the organised labour”, he introduced.