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NiMet Labour Unions Call Off Strike After Meeting with House Committee

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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) labour unions have called off their planned industrial action, which was set to begin today, following a meeting with the House Committee on Aviation and Technology.

The committee, led by Chairman Abiodun Akinlade Ishaq, convened a special session with NiMet management and labour unions to address the outstanding issues. 

According to the communique, the committee has agreed to resolve the labour unions’ concerns within a four-week period. 

The outstanding areas will also be paid.

The committee has set up a sub-committee, chaired by the Deputy Chairman of the House Committee on Technology, to liaise with the Ministry of Finance, Budget Office, IPPIS, and other relevant agencies to ensure prompt payment of NiMet staff.

The committee emphasized its duty to intervene in the impending strike to provide a solution and maintain peace in the country. 

The meeting was called in response to media reports that the labour unions had planned to go on strike on May 20th due to outstanding issues affecting the welfare of NiMet staff.

Other committee members appealed to the labour unions to take it easy, assuring them that their issues will be addressed within the agreed four-week period.

In response, Secretary General Sikiru Waheed, representing the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees, thanked the committee for intervening in their plight. 

He emphasized that the unions are not interested in grounding the economy if the right thing is done.

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