NLC Suspends Strike and Protest March Scheduled for Today as FG Takes Action on Pension

MEMBERS OF NIGERIA UNION OF PENSIONERS, PROTESTING   AT THE OFFICE OF THE HEAD OF  SERVICE OF THE FEDERATION IN ABUJA  ON TUESDAY (12/6/12) OVER NON  PAYMENT OF THEIR PENSION.
MEMBERS OF NIGERIA UNION OF PENSIONERS, PROTESTING (DECEMBER) AT THE OFFICE OF THE HEAD OF SERVICE OF THE FEDERATION IN ABUJA OVER NON PAYMENT OF THEIR PENSION.

In what can be described as a welcome development, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has suspended the planned strike and protest march scheduled for today in Abuja and Lagos, as well as other state capitals across the federation, over the plights of Nigerian pensioners.

This suspension followed the decision of the Federal Government to meet the demands of the congress and the National Union of Pensioners (NUP), after a crucial meeting held with the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Abuja, on Monday night.

Further to the meeting, the Federal Government has set up a joint committee of labour and government, headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, to harmonise the payments and “resolve sundry matters connected with pension payment and administration of pension funds.”

Therefore, while addressing a press conference after its Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting at the Labour House, Abuja, on Tuesday, NLC president, Comrade Abdulwaheed Omar, said the CWC “has suspend forthwith the work stoppage/protest march billed to take place on Wednesday, April 10.” But he warned that the strike/protest march would resume without warning, if, “by the end of April or thereabouts, the Federal Government fails to implement all it has promised to do.”

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