Secretary of the Nasarawa State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Ahmed Naibi has disclosed that the organised labour in the state has suspended its two months strike after reaching an agreement with the state government.
Speaking with NAN on Tuesday, Naibi said the suspension of the strike followed the commitment made by the state government to the union at a meeting on Monday.
He said the state government has agreed to pay all the outstanding salaries as well as to release all outstanding promotion to all workers.
The labour leader said that the government has made commitment to pay the salary arrears of February, March, April, May and June 2017 in addition to the three months salary arrears of 2016.
”We all agreed that all arrears of our salaries would be paid 100 per cent and no worker would be victimized for participating in the strike,” he added.
Naibi said that the state working committee of the organised labour is meeting Tuesday to discuss on how to monitor other demands of the workers that have yet to be met by the government.
While calling on workers in the state to resume work immediately, the secretary expressed gratitude to them for supporting the two months strike.
The union had embarked on an indefinite strike since May 12, 2017, to protest against their six months salary arrears, lack of promotion and annual increments for six years among others.