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New minimum wage Agreed As NLC, TUC, others suspend strike

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The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and United Labour Congress (ULC) have finally suspended the planned nationwide strike scheduled to commence 12am on Tuesday.

The suspension was announced Monday night in Abuja after a closed door meeting of the Tripartite Committee on new minimum wage.

NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, explained that the decision was reached after agreements and documents were signed as herefused to disclose the exact figure agreed.

His words:

“Having reached this position and agreements signed, the proposed strike action is hereby suspended,” he said.

He noted that the amount would only be made public after presentation of the report to President Muhammadu Buhari later in day at 4:15pm.

Chairman of the Tripartite Committee, Ama Pepple, expressed her excitement that their assignment had been concluded.

“I am happy to report to you that we have concluded our assignment and we will submit our report to the President by 4.15pm on Tuesday.

“We will reveal the figure at the presentation,” she assured.

Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, also said a mutual agreement on the new minimum wage would be made public after a meeting with the president.

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