NiMet Workers Call Off Planned Strike


The planned strike action by labour unions at the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has been suspended, according to an announcement made on the agency's official X (formerly Twitter) account on Sunday.

The aviation unions, including the National Union of Air Transport Employee Association of Nigeria, the Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals, and the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations and Technical and Recreational Employees, had earlier announced their intention to engage in strike action on Monday, May 20, 2024.

The planned strike was in response to the management's failure to address 45 months of minimum wage arrears and consequential adjustments for staff members.

In response to the unions' concerns, NiMet's Director of Human Resources, Nasiru Sani, acknowledged that the issue of unpaid 42-month consequential salary adjustment predates the present NiMet management.

However, he stated that as a responsible management that prioritizes the welfare of its staff, they are engaging with the unions and regularly updating them on their various engagements with government agencies to help pay off the arrears.

Following a meeting between NiMet and the unions, an agreement was reached on Sunday, May 19, 2024, during a special session convened by the House Committee on Aviation and Technology. As a result, the labour unions in the Nigerian Meteorological Agency have suspended the planned strike action.

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