12 November 2020 by Rabo Bako
The Nigeria Union of Local Government employees, NULGE has suspended its strike over non- implementation of new minimum wage.
The State President, Comrade Abubakar Alhassan-Yakubu made this known at the end of the State Executive Council meeting in Abuja.
He explained that the Union has been agitating for implementation of the new minimum wage and payment of accurued arrears of twenty months without success.
This according to him necessitated Staff of the six Area Councils of the Federal Capital Territory, to embark on industrial action that lasted for about two weeks.
Comrade Abubakar Yakubu said based on intensed negotiations by some critical stakeholders comprising of Distinguished members of the National Assembly representing FCT, and the Six Area Council Chairmen of the Federal Capital Territory, the Union has decided to suspend the ongoing industrial action and Directs Staff to resume work Today.
Comrade,Yakub while enumerating modalities for the payment of the accrued arrears for the FCT Chapter noted that stakeholders have agreed as a matter of urgency to source funds for the implementation and sustainability of the new minimum wage with effect from January 2021
He also commended members of the Union for their doggedness and cooperation during the strike.