Labour gives FG 2 weeks ultimatum to resolve minimum wage deadlock

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The federal government has been given one week for its team to resume discussion on the negotiation of the consequential adjustment for workers

 

– The ultimatum was given by the organised labour, which threatened to embark on strike

 

– The labour urged the federal government to commence immediate implementation of the signed agreement on consequential adjustment of public workers’ salaries with effect from April 18, 2019

 

The organised labour has given the federal government one week for its team to resume discussion on the negotiation of the consequential adjustment for workers in order to conclude the process.

 

According to the organised labour, negotiations for consequential wages adjustment for workers were dragged by the federal government negotiating team, The Nation reports.

 

Legit.ng gathers that the federal government was urged to commence immediate implementation of the signed agreement on consequential adjustment of public workers’ salaries with effect from April 18, 2019.

This disclosure was made in a statement jointly signed by the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, president, Trade Union Congress, Quadri Olaleye, Ag. chairman, Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC-Trade Union side), Simon Anchaver and JNPSNC secretary, Alade Bashir Lawal, after a meeting at Labour House, Abuja.

 

Recall that the national minimum wage of N30,000 per month was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on April 18, 2019.

 

The labour said it would embark on strike if its demands were not met before the close of work on Wednesday, October 16.

 

The statement read: “At the end of our deliberation, the leadership of organised labour in Nigeria resolved as follows; The offer by government for salary adjustment of 11% for public workers on salary grade level 07 – 14 and 6.5% consequential increase for public workers on grade level 15 – 17 is not acceptable to Nigerian workers. We view the position of government as a show of insensitivity to the plight of workers and an attempt to collect with the left hand what government had offered with the right hand;

We demand the reconvening of the meeting of the committee negotiating the consequential adjustment with a view to concluding the process that started on the 28th of May, 2019 within one week;

 

“Entering into an agreement with labour to the effect that salary of officers on grade 07-14 should be reviewed upward by 29% while that of officers on grade level 15-17 should be reviewed upwards by 24%; and

 

“Commence immediate implementation of the signed agreement on consequential adjustment of public workers’ salaries with effect from 18th of April 2019 when the new national minimum wage of N30,000 per month was signed into law.

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