The Nigerian labour congress (NLC) has suspended its proposed indefinite strike for 30 Days.
This followed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) reached between the Organised Labour and the Federal Government of Nigeria at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday night.
It will be recalled that the labour union has issued an indefinite strike which is supposed to start from October 3 2023 following the hike in fuel Price.
Key points of the MoU are as follows: “The Federal Government’s commitment to a wage award of N35,000 for all Federal Government workers, starting from September, until a new national minimum wage is enacted
“The establishment of a minimum wage committee within one month from the date of the agreement.
“Allocation of N100 billion for the provision of high-capacity Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses for mass transit, along with CNG conversion kits and stations nationwide, aiming to commence by November.
“Suspension of Value Added Tax (VAT) collection on Diesel for six months, starting in October 2023
“Implementation of various tax incentives for the private sector and the general public.”
“commitment to resolve leadership crises within the NURTW (National Union of Road Transport Workers) and address issues regarding the purported proscription of RTEAN (Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria).
Others key points are :
“Payment of N25,000 per month for three months, starting in October 2023, to 15 million households, including vulnerable pensioners.
“Referral of the outstanding salaries and wages of tertiary education workers in federal-owned educational institutions to the Ministry of Labour and Employment for further engagement.
“Encouragement of state governments, local governments, and the private sector to implement wage awards for their workers.
“Commitment to provide funds for Micro and Small Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) and a focus on creating decent jobs.
“A joint visitation to the refineries to assess their rehabilitation status.