The Central Working Committee (CWC) of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has suspended its planned work stoppage and protest march scheduled for tomorrow. The Communiqué at the end of the CWC meeting today resolved to “Suspend forthwith the work stoppage/protest march billed to take place on Wednesday, April 10 in Lagos and Abuja”.
NLC however said it would “Resume without warning the suspended action if by the end of April or there about, the Federal Government fails to implement all it has promised to do.
“Congress wishes to commend its workers and civil society allies for promptly mobilizing for this action.
Find the communiqué below:
TEXT OF THE COMMUNIQUE AT THE END OF THE EMERGENCY MEETING OF THE CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE (CWC) OF NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS, (NLC) HELD ON TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013 AT THE LABOUR HOUSE, ABUJA
The Central Working Committee (CWC) at its meeting today, Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 notes as follows:
In consideration of the fact that the Federal Government has sufficiently met with the demands of the Congress and National Union of Pensioners (NUP),
Including the setting up of a joint Committee headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation to harmonise payments as well as resolve sundry matters connected with pension payment and administration of pension funds;
CWC resolves to:
Suspend forthwith the work stoppage/protest march billed to take place on Wednesday, April 10 in Lagos and Abuja;
Resume without warning the suspended action if by the end of April or there about, the Federal Government fails to implement all it has promised to do.
Congress wishes to commend its workers and civil society allies for promptly mobilizing for this action.
It will be called that, at the joint meeting with the Congress and the Trade Union Congress on Monday night, April 8, 2013, the Federal Government among other things:
- Accepted to restore the check-off dues of the NUP which had been withheld for one year;
- Ordered the withdrawal from the court the case between the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) and NUP in respect of the pension payment/matters;
Set up a joint Committee of Labour and Government, headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) to resolve all issues pertaining to:
- Immediate payment of all pension arrears to deserving pensioners;
- Revisitation/resumption of inconclusive verification exercises of 2010/2011 that left scores of pensioners off the payroll;
- The review of pension payment to reflect 53.4% wage increase to workers in 2010 and the payment of the N18,000 minimum wage.
- Perfect and fast-track the process of pension payment.
The committee has till the end of April or first week of May at the latest to complete its work.
Comrade Abdulwahed Omar Comrade Chris Uyot
President Acting General Secretary
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