Nigerian Railway Workers Suspend Three-Day Warning Strike

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.

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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;

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“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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