JOHESU SUSPENDS STRIKE AS WORKERS IN MDAs LAMENT CHANGE IN NEW MINIMUM WAGE IMPLEMENTATION DEADLINE
The Joint Health Workers Union JOHESU, has suspended its nationwide strike.
It has therefore directed all members to resume work next Monday.
The suspension followed a judgment by a National Industrial Court in Abuja which ordered the Union to suspend the industrial action to enable it commence further deliberation on contending issues with the Federal Government.
Meanwhile, Civil servants across Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) have expressed concern over sudden change in September deadline for the implementation of the new minimum wage given by the Federal Government.
Some of the Civil servants, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Abuja, said it would amount to double standard on the part of the government if it reneged on the September deadline.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, had on May 29, said that the new national minimum wage may not materialize in September as earlier envisaged.
Senator Ngige said that the September date was just a date to conclude negotiation on the issue of minimum wage, saying that the committee was making steady progress on its assignment.
According to him, the committee on the new National Minimum wage is expected to conclude its work by the end of September and present its report to the government for deliberation and approval before an executive bill is sent to the National Assembly on the issue.