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Nigerian Railway Workers Suspend Three-Day Warning Strike

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Nigerian Railway workers under the aegis of the Nigerian Union of Railway Workers (NUR) and the Senior Staff Association (SSA), NRC Branch have suspended their three-day warning strike which was earlier declared to demand improved welfare.

The workers announced the suspension on Friday, a day after they had commenced the strike and shut down passenger and cargo train services of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC).

In a communique co-signed on Friday by the President General of the SSA, Comrade Aliyu Mainasara; President General of the NUR, Comrade Innocent Ajiji and Director, Admin/HR of the NRC, Dr Monsurat Omotayo the workers announced that a committee has been set up to review the standard condition of service of all railway workers.

According to the communique, “the following are the resolutions made between the NRC, NUR and SSA, NRC Branch today, 19th of November, 2021:

“A committee has been 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 has been 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;

“It has been 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;

“It has been agreed that no member of staff shall be victimized as a result of his/her participation in the 3-day industrial action of November 2021;

“By this communique and foregoing resolutions, the 3-day warning strike action is hereby suspended. Therefore, workers are hereby directed to resume work with immediate effect.”

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