NLC, TUC Calls Off Strike with Immediate Effect

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have suspended their industrial action, which began on Monday, June 3, 2024. 

The decision to call off the strike was announced by TUC President Festus Osifo in Abuja on Tuesday, June 4.

According to Osifo, a communique will be issued to formalize the agreement. 

The strike was called off following a meeting between the Federal Government and Labour leaders at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on Monday, June 3.

The meeting resulted in the following resolutions:

1. President Bola Tinubu committed to a National Minimum Wage higher than ₦60,000.

2. The Tripartite Committee will meet daily for one week to agree on a new National Minimum Wage.

3. Labour will convene a meeting to consider the President’s commitment.

4. No worker will be victimized for participating in the industrial action.

The agreement was signed by representatives of the Federal Government, including the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, and the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha. 

The NLC and TUC presidents, Joe Ajaero and Festus Osifo, also signed the agreement.


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