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Kano NLC Suspends Strike Action

The state’s NLC had in May challenged the government with a 14-day ultimatum to revoke its decision on deducting from workers May salary, threatened to embark on a warning strike if its demand receives no positive response.

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Kano State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has called off its seven days strike early embarked on over workers salary cut in the previous month.

Naija News recalls that the state’s NLC had in May challenged the government with a 14-day ultimatum to revoke its decision on deducting from workers May salary, threatened to embark on a warning strike if its demand receives no positive response.

The ultimatum ended yesterday, June 22 and the warning strike was expected to commence today, June 23.

According to a statement signed by the Kano State NLC Chairman, Kabiru Ado Minjibir, TUC Chairman, Mansur I. Adamu, JNC Chairman, Hashim Saleh and Chairman ULC, Ado Salisu Riruwai, the warning strike was as a result of the government’s failure to meet the group’s terms as earlier agreed.

It, however, noted that and agreement has been reached to deliberate again with the government over the five-item demands by the 13 union groups.

The statement reads, ‘’ The organized 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 dependent on the monthly amount received by the state from the Federation Allocation Account Committee, within the period of COVID-19 Pandemic,’’ said 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 improves,” the statement noted.

The NLC also revealed that the state government has agreed to bring back the relativity allowance on-call duty to affected JOHESU members, as well as restore all its has deducted from the worker’s May 2020 salary.

Meanwhile, the governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, says the All Progressives Congress (APC), will take Edo State back from Governor Godwin Obaseki who recently dumped the ruling party for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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