Minimum wage: Ekiti government begins upward review of salaries for workers

Minimum wage: Ekiti government begins upward review of salaries for workers

- Labour leaders in Ekiti state have called off their planned industrial action

- The decision was taken after the state government signed an agreement with workers on the adjustment of salaries

- The agreement has resolved the dispute between the Ekiti NLC and the government

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The Ekiti state government has announced that it will implement the minimum wage and consequential adjustment for workers in the state’s workforce.

The announcement followed a meeting the government had with the organised labour where it was agreed that the salaries of officers in the civil service be adjusted, The Punch reported.

Minimum wage: Ekiti govt to begin upward review of salaries for workers
Governor Kayode Fayemi has resolved the dispute with NLC. Photo: @kfayemi
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The agreement was signed by the government negotiation team and labour leaders in the state on Tuesday evening, January 5.

The government said the implementation of the consequential adjustment will commence immediately.

It said the salaries of workers in the state will be reviewed upward based on the recommendations of the economic review committee.

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According to The Nation, it was also agreed that the government would not sack, victimise or intimidate any worker as a result of the implementation. Also, no labour leader would be penalised or sanctioned over roles played in the course of the negotiations.

Meanwhile, workers in public polytechnics across the country on Wednesday, January 6, announced that they have commenced a nationwide warning strike.

The workers under the union of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics (SSANIP), said the strike was embarked on to protest the non-implementation of their demands.

The national president of SSANIP, Philip Ogunsipe, said the industrial action would be escalated if the federal government fails to fails to implement the union’s demands.

In other news, an emerging report indicates that lecturers in public universities may soon begin another strike if the federal government fails to fulfil its own part of the agreement reached in December 2020.

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The Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU) stated that a fresh industrial action could commence as early as next week.

The union made the disclosure in a tweet on Monday, January 4. In another tweet on Tuesday morning, January 5, ASUU advised the government to honour the agreement reached to avert the planned strike.

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