By Isiyaku Ahmed, Kano
Following the agreement reached between Kano State Government and the Organized Labour on five items demand by Labour Union as a result of May, 2020 deduction of workers’ salaries/allowances; the proposed seven days warning strike scheduled to commence on 23rd June, 2020 has been suspended. This statement is contained in a press release signed and issued by Kano State Chapter NLC Chairman, Comrade Kabiru Ado Minjibir.
Part of the resolution reached between government and the Organized Labour were, government will refund 50% of what was deducted from May 2020 salary alongside eight Months’ salary arrears within third quarter of 2020 if financial position of the state improves, government will set modalities of payment based on =N=30,600 minimum wage within the period of covid-19 pandemic, government will restore the relativity allowance of JUHESU members, as well as refund what was withdrawn from May, 2020 salary.
Labour committee will find out current status of insurance policy for frontline workers of state covid-19 task force with reference to NCDC guidelines and government will consider full implementation of consequential adjustment scale rising from =N=30,600 minimum wage for payment of local government, SUBEB, tertiary institutions, Primary healthcare and Ministry of Justice if the financial situation of the state improves.
The NLC, TUC, JNC and other stakeholders thanked the leadership of industrial unions, associations, organized private sector unions, entire workers of the state, civil society organizations, student union government representatives, security agents, community leaders for total solidarity and support during the struggle.
The statement appreciated government team for understanding plight of workers with hope that the signed agreement/resolution reached at the end of the meeting will be implemented.