• Short Summary

    NIGERIA'S FEDERAL CABINET MET IN LAGOS TONIGHT (SATURDAY) TO DISCUSS THE SIX DAY OLD NATION-WIDE STRIKE, CALLED ON MONDAY IN SUPPORT OF INCREASED WAGE CLAIMS FOR WORKERS THROUGHOUT THE FEDERATION.

  • Description

    NIGERIA'S FEDERAL CABINET MET IN LAGOS TONIGHT (SATURDAY) TO DISCUSS THE SIX DAY OLD NATION-WIDE STRIKE, CALLED ON MONDAY IN SUPPORT OF INCREASED WAGE CLAIMS FOR WORKERS THROUGHOUT THE FEDERATION.

    ALHAJI SIR ABUBAKER TARAWA BALEWA, THE FEDERAL PRIME MINISTER, BROKE OFF HIS HOLIDAY TO RETURN TO THE STRIKE-PARALYSED CAPITAL AND HEAD THE CABINET TALKS ON THE LABOUR CRISIS.

    A JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE REPRESENTATION 20 OF NIGERIA'S UNIONS CALLED THE STRIKE WHEN THE GOVERNMENT REFUSED TO PUBLISH A WHITE PAPER GIVING ITS VIEWS ON THE REPORT OF A COMMISSION WHICH INQUIRED IN WAGE AND LABOUR CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT NIGERIA.

    THE UNIONS' STAND BECAME MORE FIRM ON WEDNESDAY (JUNE 3) WHEN THEY WERE HANDED THE WHITE PAPER. IT REJECTED THE COMMISSION'S FINDINGS AS UNREALISTIC. THE COMMISSION HAD SUGGESTED, AMONG OTHER THINGS, INCREASES IN THE BASIC WAGE OF FROM 58 TO 100 PER CENT.

    IN THE MEANTIME, UNION SPOKESMAN DECLARED TODAY THAT THEY WANTED TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AS THE "STATE AUTHORITY" SO THAT ANY DECISIONS REACHED WOULD NOT APPLY ONLY TO THE CIVIL SERVICE. THEY ADDED THAT THEY ALSO WANTED NEGOTIATIONS TO BE BASED ON THE FINDINGS OF THE COMMISSION.

    MEANWHILE, REPORTS FROM ALL PARTS OF THE FEDERATION SAY THAT THE STRIKE IS CONTINUING ITS STRANGLEHOLD ON THE NATION'S ECONOMY, AND THAT TO DATE THERE IS NO SIGN OF DISUNITY AMONG THE QUARTER MILLION WORKERS WHO ARE IDLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA972UU9G3IM86QLSLJ67ZCBMVV
    Media URN:
    VLVA972UU9G3IM86QLSLJ67ZCBMVV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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