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Minimum Wage: NLC tells state councils to prepare for strike

By Company Reporter

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has directed its state councils to prepare for strike on Oct. 16 if negotiation breaks down once more with Federal Authorities.

In a round despatched to state councils, signed by its Normal Secretary, Mr Emmanuel Ugboaja, NLC mentioned this was a discover in case the proposed negotiations slated for Oct. 15 with the Federal Authorities broke down.

“You’ll recall {that a} joint Communiqué was issued by the NLC, Commerce Union Congress (TUC) and the Joint Nationwide Public Service Negotiating Committee (JNPSNC) stating that two weeks from the date of the mentioned communiqué, industrial concord couldn’t be assured within the nation ought to an settlement not be reached with the Federal Authorities on the Consequential Adjustment of Salaries as a results of the New Nationwide Minimum Wage of N30,000.

“You’re hereby directed to coordinate preparations with TUC and JNPSNC in your States for mandatory industrial motion ought to the time expire with out an settlement as contained within the round.’’

Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) remembers that the organised labour demanded 29 per cent wage improve for officers on wage stage 07 to 14 and 24 per cent adjustment for officers on wage grade stage 15 to 17.

The Federal Authorities had, nevertheless, offered a proposal of 11 per cent wage improve for officers on grade stage 07 to14 and 6.5 per cent adjustment for employees of grade stage 15 to 17.

Learn Additionally: FG, Labour meet to end minimum wage logjam

NAN stories that implementation of the brand new wage has remained an issue, arising from the problem of relativity and consequential changes.

On Could 14, the Federal Authorities inaugurated the relativity and consequential adjustment committee, which in flip arrange a technical sub-committee to work out a template for the adjustment of salaries of public service staff.

Nevertheless, government and labour have failed to attain an settlement over relativity and consequential changes for the implementation of the brand new minimal wage greater than six months after it was signed into regulation.

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