NLC suspends strike in Niger

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The Niger State organized labour has suspended its seven-day-old industrial strike over a 30% cut in civil servants’ salaries in the state.

On Tuesday, the Organised Labour gave reasons for the suspension in a statement by Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr. Yakubu Garba, and Chairman, Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Minna, Mr. Tanimu Yunusa.

The statement reads, this is to inform all the state civil servants, and local government workers were directed to resume work by Wednesday.

It also stated that the industrial strike had been suspended following an amicable resolution with the government.

“The government has agreed to pay staff members of state and local governments all civil servants and local government workers are advised to resume work by Wednesday.

“The government has also agreed to pay the outstanding 30%  of differed June salaries, while salaries for members of staff of local governments would be paid between Dec. 8 and Jan. 31.

“Also, an agreement was reached to re-reimburse the state pension board and had commenced payment of pension and gratuities,” the statement said.

Labour, however, added that the Niger state government agreed to reinstate 80 workers who were recently dismissed.

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