Kogi Workers Suspend 7-Week-Old Strike
The organized Labour in Kogi State has suspended its seven-week-old strike following government’s promise to pay workers one-month salary out of the 22-month arrears being owed them.
The decision to call off the strike was announced on Friday in Lokoja during an agreement signing ceremony between the state government and the organized Labour.
The Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba led the government's negotiating team while Onu Edoka, the state Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) led the Labour team.
The organized Labour had on Sept. 27 called out workers on indefinite strike to protest non-payment of their salary, allowances among other demands from the government.
The suspension of the strike was with immediate effect, but workers will resume in their various offices on Monday, Nov. 13.
Edoka, in a brief remark, said that Labour decided to suspend the strike following an agreement with government on some of their demands.
He said that the two parties agreed to honour the agreement.
“The agreement was signed after much consultations by both parties to bring about lasting peace between the workers and government,” the statement said.
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