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Minimum wage: FG postpones negotiation meeting with unions

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Dr. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment

Negotiations between the Federal Government and the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) on the new minimum wage has again been rescheduled for Sept. 16.

Government and the JNPSNC were initially billed to meet   on Sept. 4, but the meeting was suspended.

Mr Alade Lawal, JNPSNC Secretary-General, confirmed to NAN on Tuesday in Lagos that the meeting was rescheduled at the instance of the officials.

The Federal Government and the Nigeria Labour Congress have been in conflict over the implementation of the new minimum wage which was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on April 18.

Negotiation between the government and the JNPSNC, representing labour in the technical committee set up to negotiate the consequential adjustment of workers’ salaries as a result of the new minimum wage, had broken down due to unresolved differences in their proposals.

While the Federal Government proposed 9.5 per cent salary increase for employees on grade levels 07 to 14 and five per cent for those on grade levels 15 to 17, labour is demanding 30 per cent increase for officers on grade levels 07 to 14 and 25 per cent increase for grade levels 15 to 17.

President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, had told journalists that the congress would support any position taken by the JNPSNC on the new national minimum wage.

140 COMMENTS

  1. FG since they have signed this as at April should try hard and keep to there words as signed and take urgent step to reach an agreement with labour.

  2. The people responsible for embezzlement would allow the sitting a success, they won’t even make a way for it possibility sef.

  3. That s what happens when you have people who are not aware of what they want. They used minimum wage to fake them

  4. FG since they have signed this as at April should try hard and keep to there words as signed and take urgent step to reach an agreement with labour.
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  5. This govt. is a promise without fulfillment on their words why? going back and front this APC govt lead be settled

  6. FG since they have signed this as at April should try hard and keep to there words as signed and take urgent step to reach an agreement with labour.

  7. Comment: all these unions are not working for the good of Nigerians. federal govt should not increase any minimum wage o, they should work on reducing inflations o

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