N30,000 Minimum Wage: Labour Issues Ultimatum

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The Organised Labour, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), has warned that it cannot guarantee industrial peace in the country at the close of work on Wednesday , October 16, 2029 if it demands concerning the new N30,0000 minimum wage are not met by the federal government.

The Unions after a crucial meeting with the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC-Trade Union Side) in Abuja on Wednesday, in a statement signed by the NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, the TUC President, Comrade Quadri Olaleye, the Acting Chairman, JNPSNC (Trade Union Side) , Comrade Simon Anchaver and the JNPSNC, Comrade Alade Bashir Lawal resolved to reject the offer by the federal government on the consequential adjustments for workers on Grade Levels 07-14 and 15-17.

The statement reads in part, “The offer by the 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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