Minimum wage: Why we suspended strike –NLC

Why state governors must stick to minimum wage -NLC
Ayuba Wabba

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and other labour unions in the country on Sunday suspended the strike it embarked upon from Thursday.

The strike was to press home the demand for government to implement the new minimum wage which has been canvassed by labour unions.

The strike was suspended, according the President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, as a result of the tripartite meeting the federal government had agreed to reconvene.

He said an invitation to the meeting which would hold on Thursday had been received by the labour unions.

According to Wabba, who spoke at a press conference held in Abuja on Sunday, the meeting would offer an opportunity to finalise the issue of the new minimum wage which was the crux of the matter.

“We have received a firm and formal invitation to a reconvened meeting of the tripartite committee scheduled for October 4 and October 5, 2018.

“We demand that this shall be the final session of the committee and that a final report will be submitted to Mr President immediately,” he said.

“In order to avail the committee the necessary conducive environment to hold this crucial meeting and conclude its work, organised labour has after obtaining the mandate of their necessary organs, decided to suspend the strike with effect from today, Sunday September 30, 2018,” he declared.