- The federal government and the organised labour will be meeting on Monday, September 16
- The meeting between the two parties will address issues surrounding the implementation of the new N30,000 minimum wage
- Legit.ng gathers that the meeting was rescheduled at the instance of the officials involved in the negotiation process for the new minimum wage for Nigeria workers
Negotiation between the federal government and the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) on the new minimum wage has again rescheduled for Monday, September 16.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that the last negotiation between the government and the JNPSNC was to hold on Wednesday, September 4, but was suspended.
Alade Lawal, JNPSN secretary general, confirmed to NAN on Tuesday, September 10, in Lagos that the meeting was rescheduled at the instance of the officials.
The organised labour and the federal government 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% salary increase for employees on grade levels 07 to 14 and 5% for those on grade levels 15 to 17, labour is demanding 30% increase for officers on grade levels 07 to 14 and 25% 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 JNPSN on the new national minimum wage.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had congratulated the minister of labour, employment and productivity, Chris Ngige, on his reappointment as minister by President Muhammadu Buhari.
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The national president of the union, Ayuba Wabba, said Ngige's reappointment is a show of the president's confidence in the minister.
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