Kano: NLC suspends planned strike over salary deduction

Kano: NLC suspends planned strike over salary deduction

- Kano labour union has suspended planned strike

- According to the labour union, the strike was suspended because they have reached an agreement with the government

- The union also said the state has agreed to refund 50 per cent of what was deducted

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After reaching an agreement with the state government, the labour unions in Kano state has suspended its planned one-week warning strike.

The warning strike was initially planned to protest the deduction of worker’s salary by the state government.

The call-off was announced by the chairman, state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Kabir Minjibir, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Recall that the labour unions served the state government a two-week ultimatum to refund the deduction or the workers should embark on a week warning strike.

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The labour union, at the end of the two weeks ultimatum, gave another one week, which was to commence by 12 a.m on Tuesday, June 23.

“During our last meeting with the Committee, headed by the state’s Head of Service, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, the state government had agreed to refund 50 per cent of what they deducted from the worker’s salary."

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Kano state government denied plans to lift ban imposed on schools across levels in the state following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Reacting to mounting rumours that the state has lifted the ban on education centres, having set up a committee to review the risk of the reopening schools, Kano ministry of education described the purported report as fake news.

Malam Aliyu Yusuf, chief press secretary, in a statement on Monday, June 22, said the Kano government has suspended second term academic calendar, Leadership reports.

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“The ministry also wishes to debunk a widely circulated rumour that a directive was issued to private schools to suspend online lessons for their students.

“Government has already suspended the second term academic activities, especially test and conduct of examinations."

Yusuf said Kano has sent circular to all school operators in the state to that effect but there are reports that some schools are defying the government's orders.

“Some of these schools went as far as collecting huge amounts as cost of data and the online classes. This is a clear violation of the directive given by the Kano State Government," Yusuf added.

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