Enugu LG workers suspend strike 

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From Chinedu Nwafor Abakaliki

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in Enugu State has suspended its one month old strike.

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 The President of the Union, Mr Kenneth Ugwueze, disclosed this on Tuesday while briefing Journalists  in Enugu.

 The LG workers in the state had on July 28, 2022  proceeded on strike following the inability of the government to pay the N30, 000 minimum wage to workers of council areas.

 Ugwueze said that the industrial action was suspended after due negotiations with the local government chairmen and other critical stakeholders.

 The NULGE president announced that the implementation of the minimum wage would start in August 2022.

 “The suspension of the strike was after an agreement between the union and the local government chairmen to commence the payment of the N30, 000 minimum wage with its consequential adjustment in August.

 “The implementation will be as approved for public servants in the state in percentage differential pending final negotiation as allocation improves,” he said.

 ‘We are back to work and hope that our workers are at their various duty posts.

 “We have started somewhere and we appreciate the intervention of the governor and hope to return to the negotiating table in the near future for the full implementation “ he said.

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