New minimum wage: Workers will get bumper salaries in December - Civil servants' group
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New minimum wage: Workers will get bumper salaries in December - Civil servants' group

- The Association of the Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) have assured workers that they will get bumper salaries in December

- The assurance came after the ASCSN's National Executive Council held a meeting on Tuesday, November 26

- The union also said that it will call for strike action from January 2020 in states that fail to pay the new minimum wage by December

Civil servants at both federal and state levels in Nigeria have reasons to be joyful, especially as the yuletide is near.

This is as the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Association of the Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has assured them that they will have bumper salaries in December.

The leadership of the ASCSN gave the assurance on Tuesday, November 26, after its meeting in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

Specifically, the secretary-general of the union, Bashir Alade Lawal, said preparations for the December payment of the consequential adjustment of civil servants at the federal level and in Lagos have been concluded.

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Lawal said: “By the time they issued circular, the porter has already been closed, but now it has been prepared and definitely by December the consequential adjustment will be paid.”

“For the federal civil servants and the Lagos State workers, it is going to be a bumper salary and we are happy about that.”

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He added that the union is ready to support all its councils and will call for industrial action from January 2020 in states that fail to begin payment by December.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the organised labour and the Trade Union Congress had confirmed the reception of the federal government's circular on the new minimum wage.

The circular from the government was signed by Ekpo Nta, the acting chairman of the National Income, Salaries and Wages Commission, and copied to the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, and the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha.

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Speaking on the development, organised labour and the president of TUC, Quadri Olaleye, said that they have received the document and had sent it to their state councils and chapters respectively to guide them in negotiations.

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Source: Legit Nigeria

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