NAN Staff Suspends Strike After Agreement With Management

The joint unions of NUJ, RATTAWU and AUPCTRE of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Friday suspended the three-day warning strike after an interface by the Federal Ministry of Labour, NAN management and the union leaders.

The suspension was announced by comrade Yetunde Bada, NUJ chairperson of NAN chapel and Comrade Suleiman Haruna, the AUPCTRE branch chairman of NAN.

According to Bada, the suspension of the strike is as a result of the mediation in which a 10-point Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was drafted.

The MOU was signed by the Managing Director of NAN, Mr Bayo Onanuga, Haruna, Bada, Sikiru Waheed, AUPCTRE Secretary, FCT council and Mrs Cynthia Aprezi, a delegate from the ministry of labour.

The agreement includes a follow-up by the management and union to ensure speedy approval of condition of service in the Ministry of Information and Culture.

Also, the management promised to improve in the training of staff, pay balance of repatriation allowance and many others.

And also, there will be no victimization of the staff would have participated in the industrial action.

Waheed, while addressing the staff said that, though the agency is suffering from inadequate funding, staff should try to understand the financial situation of the agency.

He also urged the staff to monitor the agreement reached with the management and the unions.

He added that any form of victimization of the staff should be reported to the unions.

Also, speaking Haruna urged staff of the agency to report to their duty post on Monday, July 30 to carry out official work without fear of intimidation.