The Federal Government and organised Labour through the NLC, TUC, has finally reached the agreement on how N30,000 new minimum wage would be paid.
The Federal Government and organised labour through the Ministry of Labour and Productivity reached the agreement on the percentage increase on the consequential adjustment in workers’ salaries as a result of the new minimum wage of N30,000 on Thursday night.
The Minister for state, Labour, Mr. Festus Kayamo twitted after the meeting.
“After some delicate negotiations (with both Ministers as conciliators) Government & Labour have finally reached an agreement on the consequential adjustments of other wages following the implementation of the enhanced minimum wage of N30,000. We are now working on the communique”. the minister twitted.
After some delicate negotiations (with both Ministers as conciliators) Government & Labour have finally reached an agreement on the consequential adjustments of other wages following the implementation of the enhanced minimum wage of N30,000. We are now working on the communique pic.twitter.com/P0EjSdUFIj
— Festus Keyamo, SAN (@fkeyamo) October 17, 2019
The Trade Union Congress, TUC, also confirmed this development and agrees in totality the said agreement.
In a statement confirmed by the TUC President and secretary, President Quadri Olaleye, and the Secretary-General, Musa-Lawal Ozigi in the peace pact.
“We commend the Head of Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, and her team for their sincerity.
“Though they argued that the government could not afford to meet our earlier demand of N30,000 minimum wage across board because of the economic situation in the country, we made them understand that some people could not be more Nigerian than others.
“If we are tightening our belts, government should also do so,” the statement added.
Notably in attendance were Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, State labour Minister, Festus Keyamo, NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, TUC President, Quadri Olaleye, and Head of Service of the federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan.
However, Daily Tells learnt that according to the new template, as agreed at 23.2 per cent; grade level 08 at 20 per cent; grade level 09 at 19 per cent; from grade level 10 – 14 at 16 per cent and from grade level 15 – 17 at 14 per cent.