NLC, TUC Call Off Strike In Niger State


The indefinite strike embarked upon by the organised labour in Niger had been called off, following the intervention of the Speaker of the State Assembly, Malam Ahmed Marafa.

The Niger State Chapters of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) had started the strike on Monday to protest deductions in workers’ salaries.

At the meeting, Marafa solicited for a truce between the labour and the state government in order to reduce the hardship the action had brought on the people.

“We were able to reach very impressive headway and on a happy note, an agreement has been reached, after series of deliberation,” he said.

On the part of the NLC Chairman, Idris Ndako, labour would end the strike when some conditions agreed on by the government are met.

“In our resolution, it was agreed that all workers in the state be paid their salaries in full. The state government will make available the sum of N1.35 billion monthly for a period of three months starting from this month (July).

“We will undertake staff screening to determine the payment of workers.

“The balance amount for June will be paid after the screening and to be handled by the organised Labour.

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