Minimum wage: FG, Labour reach truce

The federal government and labour leaders have reached an agreement on the implementation of the national minimum wage impasse.

As a result of the deadlock in the ongoing negotiation on the Consequential Adjustment of emoluments in Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) arising from the New National Minimum Wage of Thirty Thousand Naira (N30, 000.00) as imbued in the National Minimum Wage Act, 2019, the Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, in exercise of his powers under the Trade Dispute Act, CAP T8, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN) 2004, apprehended the trade dispute and called the parties to conciliation meetings.

He met each of the JNPSNC separately on Wednesday, 9th October and Monday 15th October, 2019, Thereafter, joint meetings were held on 16th, 17th and 18th of October, 2019, after which the following Terms of Settlement and Agreement pertaining to the Minimum Wage Consequential Adjustments in the Public Service were reached:

The consequential adjustments/increase

Group 1 (CONPSS)

GL 07 = 23.2%

GL 08 = 20%

GL 09 = 19%

GL 10 – 14 = 16%

GL 15¬- 17 = 14%

Group 2 (CONHESS, CONRAISS, CONTISS II, CONUASS II, CONMESS. CONTEDISS & CONPCASS)

 

GL 7/Equivalent = 23.2%

GL 8-14/Equivalent = 16%

GL 15-17/Equivalent = 10.5%

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