Organised Labour move to call off nationwide strike after agreement with FG

After far-reaching agreement with the federal government, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) may call off nationwide strike which crippled virtually all aspects of the country’s economy.

Blueprint gathered that after a marathon meeting between both parties which ended late night on Monday, the Organised Labour leaders have begun reaching out to various organs of the unions with a view to take the next decision.

Labour’s mobilisation witnessed a shutdown of critical National life including the airports, government-owned hospitals, schools, banks among others in Abuja, Lagos and parts of the country.

Following the impact, both the federal government and Organised Labour met after some hours and had resolutions.

Below are the full resolutions…

RESOLUTIONS REACHED AT THE MEETING BETWEEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE ORGANISED LABOUR HELD ON MONDAY 3RD JUNE, 2024

Further to the negotiation by the Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage (NMW) and subsequent withdrawal of Labour from negotiation, the Leadership of the National Assembly intervened on 2nd June, 2024. The Organised Labour declared nationwide strike on Monday, 3rd June, 2024 to drive home its demands.

  1. The Federal Government, in the National interest, convened a meeting with Labour held in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, on Monday 3rd June, with a view to ending the strike action.
  2. After exhaustive deliberation and engagement by both parties, the following resolutions were reached:
  3. The President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria is committed to a National Minimum Wage that is higher than N60,000;

II. Arising from the above, the Tripartite Committee is to meet everyday for the next one week with a view to arriving at an agreeable National Minimum Wage;

III. Labour in deference to the high esteem of the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria’s commitment in (ii) above undertakes to convene a meeting of its organs immediately to consider this commitment; and

IV. No worker would be victimized as a result of the industrial action.

Done in Abuja on the 3rd of June, 2024.

Signed

For the Federal Government of Nigeria:

  1. Mohammed Idris

03/08/24

Minister of Information and National Orientation

  1. Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha

Nerf 3/6/24

Minister of State for Labour and Employment

For the Organised Labour:

  1. Joe Ajaero
    President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)
  2. Festus Osifo
    President, Trade Union Congress (TUC)