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Nigeria Labour Congress suspends warning strike in Kano

The organised labour has suspended its planned seven days warning strike in Kano State over some demands that include workers salary in May.

A joint statement signed by Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC Chairman, Kabiru Ado Minjibir, TUC Chairman, Mansur I. Adamu, JNC Chairman, Hashim Saleh and Chairman ULC, Ado Salisu Riruwai said this followed the agreement and resolution reached between Kano state Government and organised Labour on Monday on five-item demands.

The extension of the ultimatum issued the state government by the organised labour last week ended on Monday night and the warning strike was supposed to commence on Tuesday had an agreement not been reached.

The statement reads that “The agreement reached to include the commitment of the government to refund the deduction in workers May salary by 50% at a minimum pay of N30,600 due to the COVID-19 pandemic alongside the 8 months salary arrears within the 3rd quarter of the year 2020 if the financial position of the state improves.”

“The organised labour unions have agreed to sit with the state government to set out modalities of payment based on the agreed percentage to be deducted on the N30,600 minimum wage for the months of June and July 2020 in the first instance and to be subsequently depending on the monthly amount received by the state from the Federation Allocation Account Committee, within the period of COVID-19 Pandemic.’’

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

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

 

 

Source: Voice of Nigeria