Dec 31 minimum wage negotiation deadline: Kwara, Oyo, Rivers, Gombe, others fails to comply

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No fewer than eight state governments have yet to constitute committees on the new minimum wage negotiations, two weeks to the deadline labour gave states to conclude talks on the wage increase.

Labour leaders in states such as Ogun, Gombe, Cross River, Rivers, Plateau, Kwara, Anambra and Oyo are yet to comply to this conditions set by PMB.

The President, Muhammadu Buhari had on April 1,8 2019 signed the N30,000 Minimum Wage Bill into law but negotiations between the Federal Government and Labour over the consequential increases in workers’ salaries were not concluded until October 18.

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; and 14 per cent for workers at grade levels 15 to 17.

After the October 18 agreement,  the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) directed state labour leaders to begin talks with their state governments.

The JNPSNC had on November 6th 2019, written state governments and set December 31 as the deadline for conclusion of negotiations.

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