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Labour in Kwara suspends strike

By Emmanuel Kehinde, Ilorin

The organized labour in Kwara State have suspended the three day strike embarked upon by workers in the state to protest non implementartion of N30,000 minimum wage for all categories of workers in the state.

The leadership of the labour movement- the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC ), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiating Council (JNC-TUS) in a statement jointly signed by their Chairmen, Aliyu Isa Ore, Ezekiel A. Adegoke and Saliu O Suleiman respectively, directed workers to resume work on Monday October 19 .

The statement titled “suspension of strike” reads in parts, “The leadership of the labour movement in Kwara State, the Nigeria labour Congress (NLC ), Trade Union Congress (TUC )and Joint Negotiating Council (JNC-TUS) after due consultation and the intervention of well meaning Kwarans on the on- going strike and the readiness of the state government to shift ground on the new minimum wage to pave way for the minimum wage committee to meet and conclude for signing and implementation to all categories of workers of the state, local government and pensioners…”

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