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Minimum Wage: Negotiations to continue Sept 4

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The Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC), and  representatives of the Federal Government will reconvene on Sept. 4 to continue negotiations on the new national minimum wage.


The Nigeria News Agency , reports that the negotiators adjourned to the new date to allow President Muhammadu Buhari to wade into the disagreement of relativity and consequential adjustments on the new minimum wage.

The meeting, which held in Abuja on Friday, had the Permanent Secretaries of finance and labour ministries, as well as representative of the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission in attendance.

Mr Lawrence Amaechi, one of the Labour leaders in the negotiations, told NAN that both parties had agreed to consider their stance and allow the President to decide on the issue.

“We have, however, adjourned till September 4, to get the outcome from the team expected to take our positions to the President,” he said.

Amaechi, who is also the National President, Nigeria Civil Service Union, said that payment of the new minimum wage was long overdue, urging government to be proactive to avoid arrears which could create another round of agitations by workers.

Mr Richard Egbule, the immediate past Chairman of the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, headed the government side.

NAN recalls that the new minimum wage bill was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari in April.

In July, government proposed a 10 per cent increment for level seven to 14, and a 5.5 per cent increment for workers on level 15 to 17, a proposal Labour outrightly rejected.

Egbule has, however, insisted that the 30 per cent increase for workers on levels 7-14, and 25 per cent for levels 15-17 demanded by Labour was “unrealistic”.

Edited by Chioma Ugboma and Ephraims Sheyin

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