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BREAKING NEWS: Edo Workers call off planned strike

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The Organised labour has called off its proposed 3-day warning strike in
Edo State following agreements reached after a closed-door meeting with the
state government.

The executives of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and
Joint Negotiating Council announced the suspension of the proposed strike
shortly after the meeting with Governor Adams Oshiomhole, Friday.

Speaking on behalf of the organized labour, Chairman, Joint Negotiating
Council, Mr. Shaka Otoide said, “in view of the notice we gave to Edo State
Government to embark on a 3-day warning strike with effect from Monday, 25th
of May 2015, after a meeting between the Edo State Government and the Joint
Negotiating Council including the Nigerian Labor Congress, Trade Union
Congress, the strike action has been suspended.

“The circular from the office of the Head of Service that the commencement
of the Pensions Scheme with effect from May has also been withdrawn. The 8%
that was deducted from the salary of the workers will be paid back to
workers’ salary . So the proposed warning strike has been called off”, he
said.

Otoide thanked Governor Oshiomhole for his quick intervention and for
always standing by the labour movement at all times.

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