The organized labour union has suspended her earlier nationwide industrial strike initially scheduled to begin on Tuesday, intended to press home her demand for a new national minimum wage. This was announced by the National Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba at the end of the last meeting held by the tripartite committee on New Minimum Wage on Monday evening.
Wabba said, “having reached this position and agreements signed, the proposed strike action is hereby suspended”. However, he refused to disclose the agreed figure of the new minimum wage but assured that the figure will be made public after the submission of the Committee’s report to President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at 4.15pm.
Wabba expressed his appreciation to all their partners for their support and understanding more especially the roles played by the private sector.
The tripartite Committee Chairman, Amma Pepple said she was happy that the assignment has been concluded and “… we will submit our report to the President by 4,15pm on Tuesday”.
She also promised that “We will reveal the figure at the presentation”.
The Secretary to the Federal Government, Mustafa Boss said, ‘the Committee has worked assiduously to reach the conclusion”. He thanked the Committee Members for the wonderful job and their time.
The Federal Government is wooing the ASUU to the negotiating table, as a result of the indefinite strike embarked upon by the union. This was disclosed by the Minister for Education, Adamu Adamu while briefing reporters in his offices yesterday. He said the delay in meeting some of the demands of ASUU was the result of the weak financial base of the FG. He blamed the previous administration for making bogus promises to the academic union.