The organised Labour has suspended the three-day warning strike it planned to commence today (Thursday) in Kano over the deduction of workers salary for the month of March by the state government.
The NLC Deputy National President, Najeem Yasin announced the suspension of the strike on Wednesday night at a joint news conference with other labour movement and affiliates in Kano after a meeting with the State government team led by the Head of Civil Service, Hajia Binta Lawan Ahmed.
The NLC had last week given a seven-day ultimatum to the state government to refund and stop what it described as “illegal deduction” from civil servant salaries or face industrial action.
Similarly, the labour leaders insisted that failure of the government to stop the “unexplained” deduction before the end of its ultimatum, which begins on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, workers would embark on a three-day warning strike from midnight of Wednesday 7, April.
However, the leadership of the NLC led by Yasin and leadership of TUC, JNC, JAC and JCF attended the closed-door meeting with the state government team where they reached a resolution.
Addressing newsmen on the resolutions reached at the meeting, Yasin said the state government denied a rumour that it planned to revert to the N18,000 minimum wage but rather affirmed determination to respect the agreement of N30,600 signed between the state government and organized labour in December 2019. (Punch)