The Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC), has suspended the nation-wide warning strike with effect from September 30, 2018.
This was announced on Sunday by the NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba in a press conference held in Abuja.
Recall that four days ago, organised labour embarked on a warning strike from Thursday September 26, 2018, after a 14-day ultimatum to the government to reconvene the meeting and conclude the work of the Tripartite National Minimum Wage Committee elapsed.
Wabba, noted that the suspension was necessitated by a firm and formal invitation to a reconvened meeting of the tripartite committee by the government, scheduled for 4th and 5th of October, 2018.
“We demand that this shall be the final sessions of the committee and that a final report will be submitted to Mr. President immediately.
“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 action with effect from today, Sunday September 30, 2018”, Wabba said.
He however commended the workers and unions for their commitment and determination during the striking period, and urged all the unions and state councils to maintain a high level of mobilization and readiness until the struggle for a reasonable minimum wage is achieved.