Minimum Wage meeting

Details of the meeting between the Federal Government and the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) have emerged.

Eye9ja reports that the meeting with the federal government fell in dead loc as the federal government failed to reach an agreement with the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) over the meeting on the consequential adjustment for the implementation of the new minimum wage.

Head of Service and the acting Chairman, National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, Winifred Oyo-Ita, chaired the meeting, as the Secretary of the negotiating council.

Eye9ja recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari had in April, this year, signed the new minimum wage bill into law but deliberations continued as the issue of relativity/consequential adjustment of salaries still persisted.

While speaking after the meeting on Monday, the JNPSNC General Secretary, Trade Union, Alade Lawal, said organised labour will decide on the next line of action towards the issue of the minimum wage.

According to him; “The meeting is deadlocked, we found out that the Federal Government officials are not serious about it at all, we are suspecting fowl play or a hidden agenda somewhere.

“We have decided to report the development to our principals, including the Labour unions, Nigerians will be adequately briefed of our next line of action very shortly.”

Also speaking, the Chairman of the Labour team, Simon Anchaver, said they have resolved to write to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) on their advice to consider industrial action.


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