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Minimum wage: FCT primary school teachers suspend strike

FILE PHOTO: A Nigerian teacher

Primary school teachers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have suspended a strike they started to protest the territory’s failure to pay the new minimum wage.

The strike had been on for four weeks, after schools reopened with the lift of the COVID-19 lockdown.

The indefinite suspension of the strike action came after an emergency meeting of the State Wing Executive Committee (SWEC) of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) presided by the chairman of the  Nigerian Union of Teachers, Stephen Knabayi, at Teachers House in  Gwagwalada on Sunday.

The union had last week at the end of its emergency meeting of the standing committee directed teachers of secondary schools in the FCT to join their counterpart in the primary school for a three- day warning strike as from Monday, 10th November, 2020 over non-payment of new minimum wage of the primary school teachers by the FCT administration.