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Labour unions in the country have suspended their planned nationwide strike scheduled for Monday, September 28.
According to LegitNG the strike was suspended after the federal government reached an agreement with the unions following
negotiations that stretched to 2:53 am on Monday morning.
The minister of state, labour, and employment, Festus Keyamo tweeted that
as part of the negotiations, the government will suspend the electricity tariff hike for two weeks pending
when a committee set up would examine the justifications for the new policy.
The minister also released copies of a signed communiqué which contained the full details of the agreement.
See tweet here:
FG & LABOUR reach agreement at 2:53am. Deregulation to stay as Govt rolls out palliatives for labour (details in 2 weeks); Electricity tariffs suspended by Govt for 2 weeks with a joint Committee headed by @fkeyamo to examine the justification for the new policy. Strike suspended pic.twitter.com/9tOTlJ9o1l
— Festus Keyamo, SAN (@fkeyamo) September 28, 2020