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Railway workers suspend strike, sets up committee to review demands

By Benjamin Alade
19 November 2021   |   6:39 pm
The Nigeria Union of Workers (NUR) has suspended its three-day warning strike following resolutions made by concerned authority. NUR in a communiqué of resolutions 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. Monsurat Omotayo made…

Nigerian Railway workers during a protest over salaries and better welfare package at the Idu Train Station in Abuja. PHOTO: PHILIP OJISUA

The Nigeria Union of Workers (NUR) has suspended its three-day warning strike following resolutions made by concerned authority.

NUR in a communiqué of resolutions 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. Monsurat Omotayo made the resolution after meetings with the NRC Board in Abuja and with the Federal Ministry of Transport (FMOT), NRC management, and the leadership of NUR and SSA in Lagos.

They resolved that a committee be set up with immediate effect on the review of the standard condition of service with timeline lasting to the 31st day of January 2022. 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.

Also enhanced salary regime have 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 parties also agreed that no member of staff shall be victimized as a result of his/her participation in the three-day industrial action of November 2021.

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