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Organised Labour “relaxes” strike action for a week, asks workers to resume Wednesday

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The Organised Labour has ‘relaxed’ its indefinite strike action for a week to allow for further negotiations with the Federal Government and the Organised Private Sector, details emerging from the Joint National Executive Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has shown.

A terse statement by Mr. Ken Bassey of the TUC, Cross River State branch reads in full:

“Fallout of Join NEC meeting of NLC /TUC.

“Good afternoon distinguished Comrades.

“Arising from the join NEC Meeting of NLC /TUC a few minutes ago, it was resolved as follows:

1. Agreement was reached to allow for engagement with Government for negotiation beyond 60k as against Government initial frozen position of 60k

2 .That the time-line of 2 months initially tendered by Government has been shortened to one week by Organized Labour to allow for speedy conclusion on the new minimum wage.

3.That both NECs in session unanimously agreed to ‘Relax’ the strike action to pave way for continuous negotiation which is a new lexicon in the Labour Movement .

3.Failure on the part of Government to conclude with Labour within one week shall prompt the Organised Labour to resume the strike without further notice.

4.The strike is relaxed till you hear from the Organised Labour .

“Work resumes tomorrow.”

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