• Short Summary

    AGREEMENT TO END NIGERIA'S 13 DAY NATION-WIDE STRIKE WAS ANNOUNCED IN LAGOS TODAY (SATURDAY) IN A JOINT COMMUNIQUE BY UNION LEADERS AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MINISTERS.

  • Description

    AGREEMENT TO END NIGERIA'S 13 DAY NATION-WIDE STRIKE WAS ANNOUNCED IN LAGOS TODAY (SATURDAY) IN A JOINT COMMUNIQUE BY UNION LEADERS AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MINISTERS.

    THE COMMUNIQUE SAID REPRESENTATIVE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, PRIVATE EMPLOYERS AND THE JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE, WHICH ORGANIZED THE STRIKE, WILL MEET ON MONDAY TO BEGIN DISCUSSIONS ON THE MORGAN COMMISSION'S REPORT ON BASIC WAGES.

    THE STRIKE BEGAN AFTER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REJECTED INCREASES RECOMMENDED IN THE BASIC WAGE OF BETWEEN 58 AND 100 PER CENT AS BEING 'UNREALISTIC'.

    DESPITE EFFORTS BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO END THE STRIKE PREVIOUSLY, NO HEADWAY WAS MADE. AN ULTIMATUM ORDERING ALL STRIKERS BACK TO WORK BY YESTERDAY MET WITH A NEGATIVE RESPONSE AND EFFORTS BY PRIVATE EMPLOYERS TO RE-OPEN THEIR BUSINESSES ALSO FAILED.

    A COMMITTEE REPRESENTING 20 MAJOR UNIONS AND SOME 250 THOUSAND EMPLOYEES CALLED THE NATION-WIDE STOPPAGE WHEN THE GOVERNMENT FIRST REFUSED TO GIVE ITS VIEW ON THE MORGAN COMMISSION'S REPORT, AND URGED THEIR FOLLOWERS TO REMAIN IDLE WHEN THE GOVERNMENT PUBLISHED A WHITE PAPER REJECTING THE MAJOR SUGGESTIONS CONTAINED IN THE DOCUMENT.

    THE JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE SAID IT WOULD NOT ORDER ITS FOLLOWERS BACK TO WORK UNLESS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGREED TO NEGOTIATIONS BASED ON THE MORGAN REPORT.

    THE STRIKE AFFECTED ALL SECTIONS OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE AND IN MOST AREAS OF THE FEDERATION WAS REPORTED TO BE 100 PER CENT SUCCESSFUL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA66MDMI62V6SSRHL8QYXNB0XOO
    Media URN:
    VLVA66MDMI62V6SSRHL8QYXNB0XOO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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