The Nigerian Aviation Workers Called off a planned Nationwide Strike
The Nigerian aviation trade unions on Tuesday morning called off a planned nationwide strike.
The unions called off the move after signing a new agreement with the Nigerian government during a special meeting at the headquarter of the Nigerian Ministry of Labor on Monday in Abuja.
The main issues that led to the threat of a strike were the non-payment of the new minimum wage, which should be paid in 2019.
The second issue is the delay in starting to apply the terms of reference as they apply to employees working with the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige, has confirmed the signing of the agreement:
“The National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC), was requested to issue a service wide circular informing all organisations in the public and private sectors that they are bound to implement the National Minimum Wage of 2019/consequential adjustments.
“The Ministry of Aviation is to circulate the circular on the consequential minimum wage adjustment to all the agencies under the supervision of the ministry.
“It should also request them to implement the National Minimum Wage consequential adjustment without any further delay and also clarify that this payment became effective from April 18, 2019, when the Minimum Wage was signed into law,” he said.