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Railway workers reach truce with FG, suspend strike

By Benjamin Alade
20 November 2021   |   3:04 am
The Nigeria Union of Railway Workers (NUR) has suspended its three-day warning strike after reaching some resolutions with the concerned authorities.

[FILES] Lagos-Ibadan railway. Photo: TWITTER/CCECC8

The Nigeria Union of Railway Workers (NUR) has suspended its three-day warning strike after reaching some resolutions with the concerned authorities.

NUR in a communiqué jointly signed by President General, Senior Staff Association (SSA), Nigerian Railway Corporation, Aliyu Mainasara; President of NUR, Innocent Ajiji and Director Admin/Human Resources, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Dr. Mrs. Monsurat Omotayo, said the resolutions were reached after meetings with the NRC Board and the Federal Ministry of Transport (FMOT) in Abuja, NRC management and the leadership of NUR and SSA in Lagos.

The communiqué revealed that the parties resolved that a committee be set up with immediate effect on the review of the standard condition of service with a timeline of January 31, 2022, to submit its report.

“It was agreed that the personal data on deceased workers be collected for processing for immediate payment as every worker is already covered by the group life assurance scheme.

“The parties also agreed that all the train crews be given insurance cover as the train passengers and the goods in transit. Enhanced salary regime has been taken up as a priority by the NRC Board and FMOT with a view to securing approval for implementation in the earliest time possible,” the communiqué added.

The parties also agreed that no member of staff should be victimised as a result of his/her participation in the three-day industrial action.

However, with the foregoing resolutions, the parties suspended the three-day warning strike and directed workers to resume work with immediate effect.