LABOUR SEEKS BUHARI’S INTERVENTION OVER MINIMUM WAGE IMPLEMENTATION DISPUTE

Olufemi Atoyebi, Abuja Organised labour has sought    President Muhammadu Buhari’s intervention to resolve the dispute over the  N30,000 new minimum wage. At a meeting in Abuja on Wednesday,  the FG and labour again failed to reach an agreement over payment of the new minimum wage. While the  FG is offering a 10 per cent salary increase for workers on grade level 07 to 14 and 5.5 per cent for those on grade level 15 to 17, labour is insistent on  29 per cent for workers on grade level 07 to…

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FG BLAMES LABOUR OVER DELAY IN MINIMUM WAGE IMPLEMENTATION

Richard Egbule The federal government has attributed the delay in the implementation of the “Consequential Adjustment” of the N30,000 new minimum wage to the unrealistic demands of labour unions. The Chairman, National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission (NSIWC), Chief Richard Egbule, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja yesterday. Egbule explained that the current demand of the labour unions would raise the total wage bill too high, stressing that that was why government could not accept their proposed salary adjustments. “Labour is…

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GOVERNMENT NOT FAIR TO LABOUR OVER MINMUM WAGE- OSHIOMHOLE

 Don Silas  The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has called on the organised labour to challenge political leaders to ensure that state resources meet the needs of workers and other Nigerians. Oshiomhole made the call in Abuja at a reception in honour of the Director General, International Labour Organisation (ILO), Mr Guy Ryder, NAN reports. He expressed concern over the nonchalant attitude of leaders towards improving the lives of Nigerian workers, and said the organised labour must adopt aggressive engagements to change the status quo.…

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MINIMUM WAGE: LABOUR MAKING UNREALISTIC DEMANDS SAYS HEAD OF SERVICE

Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja The Head of Service, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, has accused some senior union leaders of hampering the conclusion of the work of the presidential committee on consequential adjustment of new national minimum wage. She attributed their unrealistic demands as the cause of the breakdown of negotiations and delay in the implementation of the national minimum wage of N30,000. Oyo- Ita spoke yesterday in Abuja at a retreat for top management staff of the Office of the Head of Service and ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) on the…

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SGF SET TO MEET LABOUR OVER MINIMUM WAGE IMPLEMENTATION SHOWDOWN

  Olufemi Atoyebi, Abuja The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, is expected to meet with members of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council on Wednesday in Abuja to discuss issues that led to the breakdown of negotiation between the Federal Government and the council on the implementation of N30,000 new minimum wage. Negotiation between the FG and the JNPSNC, which is representing labour in the technical committee set up to negotiate consequential adjustment in workers’ salaries as a result of the new minimum wage, had…

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TUC REJECTS FG CIRCULAR ON IMPLEMENTATION OF MINIMUM WAGE

TUC The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has accused the Federal Government of betrayal of trust over the implementation of the new national minimum wage. In a statement by its President, Quadri Olaleye and Secretary-General, Musa-Lawal Ozigi, the congress said it was rejecting the recent circular by the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission on the implementation of the new minimum wage. It claimed that the government was trying to use backyard tactics to avoid labour action. TUC warned that it would not accept anything that negates the reason…

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BUHARI ORDERS IMMEDIATE PAYMENT OF NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate implementation of the National Minimum of Wage of N30,000 monthly to all federal civil servants earning less than N30,000 monthly. The Executive Chairman, National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, (NSIWC), Dr. Richard Onwuka Egbule, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday. He said based on the approval from the president, the implementation takes effect from the 18h April, 2019. Dr. Egbule explained that the civil servants affected are only those who earn less than N30,000 monthly adding that with the…

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NEW MINIMUM WAGE: PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS WARN FG

Public sector workers in Ekiti State have rejected the attempt of the Federal Government negotiating team on the new minimum wage, describing it as retrogressive and slave offer to Nigerian workers. The workers, under the aegis of Joint Public Service Negotiation Council, who wondered what would happen at the state level if the Federal Government should be putting up such, said: “The Federal Government should do it right so that it will have a multiplier effect on workers and the society. JNC Chairman in Ekiti State, Kayode Fatomiluyi and Secretary,…

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LABOUR BEGINS MOBILISATION FOR STRIKE OVER MINIMUM WAGE

Naira Labour unions in Ekiti State are mobilising workers for impending national strike over the new minimum wage of N30,000.Chairman of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in the state, Sola Adigun, told The Guardian on phone that Ekiti labour leaders had already received signal from the national body that workers should be mobilised ahead of the proposed strike.The Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) and the eight unions in the public service were quoted on Monday as having directed their members to begin mobilisation for industrial action over what…

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MINIMUM WAGE; LABOUR PREPARES FOR SHOWDOWN OVER IMPLEMENTATION

Olufemi Atoyebi, Abuja The Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council and the eight unions in the public service across the country on Monday said its members would embark on industrial action over what they perceived as Federal Government’s persistent effort to derail the implementation of the new national minimum wage of N30,000. In statement signed by the Acting Chairman of the JNPSNC, Anchaver Solomon, and the Secretary, Alade Lawal, the council said it had begun the process of mobilising its members nationwide for a showdown with the government. The statement…

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