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Nigerian Railway workers suspend strike

The Editor Nigeria reports that Workers of the Nigerian Railway Corporation have suspended the three-day warning strike which they started on Thursday due to their demand for improved welfare.



President, Nigeria Union of Railway workers, Innocent Ajiji, said the strike was suspended after some resolutions were reached between the Nigeria Union of Railwaymen and officials of the Federal Ministry of Transportation.

“We have suspended the strike after reaching various agreements with officials of the transportation ministry and we have told our members to resume work,” Ajiji told our correspondent.

The NUR president said it had been agreed that the personal data of deceased workers would be collected for processing for immediate payment, adding that every worker was already covered by the group life assurance scheme.

Ajiji said the meeting also resolved that all the train crews be given insurance cover as the train passengers and the goods in transit.

He noted that the enhanced salary regime had been taken up as a priority by the NRC board and FMoT with a view to securing approval for implementation in the earliest possible time.


“It has been agreed that no member of staff shall be victimised as a result of his/her participation in the three-day industrial action of November 2021,” he stated.


 

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