Labour suspends 3-day warning strike in Kano

The organised labour has suspended its 3-day warning strike scheduled to commence Thursday in Kano over the planned deduction of workers’ salary for the month of March by the state government.

NLC deputy national president, Comrade Najeem Yasin, announced this 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.

Speaking on the resolutions reached at the meeting, Comrade 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 organised labour in December 2019.

“Also, March 2021 workers’ salaries deduction at state and local government council should be refunded to workers along with April or May salaries, depending on the increase of FAAC allocation for the period,’’ said Yasin.

Several meetings between the state government team and the organised labour ended in deadlock over the planned workers’ salary deduction due to what the state government attributed to the fall in the monthly FAAC allocation.

Yasin noted that all machinery for the implementation for the new national minimum wage of N30,600.00 should be put in place by the office of the Head of Civil Service for KUST Wudil and Yusuf Maitama Sule University immediately.

Comrade Yasin maintained that it was agreed that no worker or labour leader should be punished or treated in a prejudicial or malicious manner as a result of partaking in the planned industrial action by the Kano state government.