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NLC Suspends Strike In Kano

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The Nigeria Labor Congress, NLC, Chapter has suspended its planned 7-day warning strike over some demands that include the May workers’ wage deduction.

A joint statement signed by of the NLC, Kabiru Ado Minjibir, Chairman of the TUC, Mansur I. Adamu, Chairman of the JNC, Hashim Saleh and Chairman of the ULC, Ado Salisu Riruwai said the action follows the agreement and resolution reached on Monday between the State Government and the organized Labor on requests for five items.

According to sources, the extension of the ultimatum given by the organized labor to the state government last week ended on Monday night and the notice strike was expected to start on Tuesday, had an agreement not been reached.

The statement said the agreement was reached to include the government’s pledge to refund the deduction in workers ‘ salaries.

“The organized labor unions agreed to sit with the state government to lay down payment methods based on the agreed percentage to be deducted in the first instance from the N30,600 minimum wage for the months of June and July 2020 and then depend on the monthly amount received by the state from the Federation Allocation Account Committee for the period of COVID-19 Pandemic,’’ said the statement.

According to the statement, for the payment of local government, SUBEB, Tertiary Institutions, Primary Healthcare and Ministry of Justice Staff, the government will consider full implementation of the consequential salary adjustment scale resulting from the N30,600 minimum wage, when the state financial situation improve.

It said the committee, with reference to NCDC guidelines, will find out the current status of insurance cover policy for frontline workers in the State COVID-19 Task Force.

It added that the state government has agreed to restore the on-call relativity allowance to affected members of JOHESU, as well as reimburse what was withdrawn from their salary in May 2020.

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