Kano NLC suspends planned strike action


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

The agreement was reached after a meeting between the leadership of the organized labour led by NLC Deputy National President, Najeem Yasin and the Government team led by the Head of Civil Service, Binta Ahmed.

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had earlier 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.

As part of the agreement, the state government has declared to respect the agreement of N30,600 signed between the state government and organized labour in December 2019.

Also, March 2021 workers’ salaries deduction at State and Local Government Councils would be refunded to workers along with April or May salaries depending on the increase of funds for the period by the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) –

A committee was then set up to look into all contentious issues as presented by labour.

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