Organised labour suspends 3-day warning strike hours after commencement

Organised labour suspends 3-day warning strike hours after commencement

- The Organized Labour in Ekiti state has called off its 3-day warning strike scheduled to commence on Monday, August 3

- The union said the decision to suspend the strike came after the Ekiti state House of Assembly's intervention

- Representatives of Organized Labour and the government signed an agreement at the end of a meeting

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Hours after commencing its 3-day warning strike which started on Monday, August 3, the Organized Labour in Ekiti state has suspended the action.

According to TVC News, the union's decision to suspend the strike was to give room for dialogue with the government after an intervention by the state House of Assembly.

The Ekiti state government at the end of the meeting noted that it will ensure continuous payment of the monthly gross salaries of workers.

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It was also reported that the financial benefits of the 2015 promotion of workers will be implemented in September while the other benefits will follow subsequently.

Organised labour call off warning strike hours after commencement

Organised labour in Ekiti has suspended its warning strike.
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The outstanding deductions for the month of May and June will be paid in phases by the state government, while outstanding deductions, salaries and leave bonuses will also be paid in phases.

The agreement at the end of the talk was signed by the Head of Service, and SSA Labour on behalf of the state government, while the chairmen, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, (TUC) and JNC and their secretariat for labour.

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Meanwhile, reported that the leadership of the NLC has raised an eyebrow against the federal government's plan to impose 6% stamp duty on tenancy and lease agreement in the country.

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Speaking against the development which is presently generating ripples of controversy, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, NLC national chairman, described tax expansion as ambiguous and obnoxious.

Wabba said the stamp duty is an attempt to worsen the economic situation of workers in the country, wondering why there would be tax hike when there is no attempt to lessen the hardship of Nigerians.

In other news, the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors threatened to resume its nationwide strike.

According to the organisation, the body will resume its suspended nationwide strike in three weeks if the federal government fails to meet its demands.

Aliyu Sokomba, president of the association, disclosed this to journalists in a press conference in Abuja.

NARD had, on June 22, suspended its nationwide strike, after a virtual meeting of over 300 of its members.

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