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Media practitioners suspend warning strike

19 December 2014, 14:32

Abuja - Yemisi Bamgbose, the National President of Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union of Nigeria (RATTAWU) has announced the suspension of the three-day warning strike embarked upon by the union.

Bamgbose, who made the announcement at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday, said the strike, which commenced on December 17, was suspended based on the agreement reached by the unions and the Federal Government.

According to him, the strike remains indefinite in those states that have refused to implement the weigh-in allowance.

He said that some of the reasons for the strike were poor funding of media houses, decayed infrastructure and inadequate preparation to transit to digital broadcasting in Nigeria.

Also read: Government appeals to media practitioners over strike

Bamgbose said that after consultations with the Supervising Minister of Information, Dr Murudeen Mohammed, and the management of Ministry of Information, an agreement was reached about the digitalisation.

Similarly, Mohammed Garuba, the National President, Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ), expressed appreciation to all the media stations that complied.

According to him, the warning strike was successful and both unions are committed to ensuring that all agreements reached were implemented by the government.


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