Organised labour has suspended its planned nationwide strike scheduled to start today, Tuesday, November 6.
NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, who addressed reporters at the end of a marathon tripartite committee meeting set up by the federal government, said the decision to suspend the strike was reached after agreements were reached and documents signed.
“Having reached this position and agreements signed, the proposed strike action is hereby suspended,” he said.
Speaking shortly after the meeting, Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, Chris Ngige said the mutual agreement reached to be made public today and submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari by 4.15pm.
It is not confirmed if government had agreed to pay the N30,000 that labour is insisting on.
But sources believe the Federal Government may have agreed to yield to the workers’ demand.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday intervened in the impasse by appealing to the labour unions, especially the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to consider the rot his administration inherited from the previous governments.
The President explained that the present government was doing more with the ‘fewer resources’ at its disposal in putting the nation’s economy right.