Olny eight states are yet to constitute committees on the new minimum wage (Read Details)


Eight state governments are yet to constitute committees on the new minimum wage negotiations, just two weeks remaining to the deadline that labour gave states to conclude and talks on the wage increase.

The Labour leaders in the following states, Oyo, Ogun, Gombe, Cross River, Rivers, Plateau, Kwara and  Anambra, in separate interviews on Monday, reveals that they were waiting for their state governments to set up the committees.

President Muhammadu Buhari, had signed the N30,000 Minimum Wage Bill into law on April 18th, but negotiations between the Federal Government and labour over the consequential increases in workers’ salaries were yet concluded until October 18.

The both parties agreed on 23.2 percentage increase for workers at grade level 07.20 per cent for those at grade level 08.19 per cent for workers at grade level 09.16 per cent for those at levels 10 to 14.14 per cent for workers at grade levels 15 to 17 percent .

Immediately the October 18 agreement, the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council directed all state's labour leaders to begin talks with their state governments.

The JNPSNC, had on November 6, written the state governments and disclosed that December 31 will be the deadline for conclusion of the negotiations.

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