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We secured good deal on minimum wage –Labour President


The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, said the organised labour was able to get a good deal from the Federal Government during the negotiation for consequential adjustment arising from the new minimum wage of N30,000.    

   

Early on Friday, a meeting that began on Thursday came to an end as the Federal Government and organised labour agreed on 23.2 percentage increase for workers at grade level 07; 20 per cent for those at grade level 08; 19 per cent for workers at grade level 09; 16 per cent for those on levels 10 to 14; and 14 per cent for workers at grade levels 15 to 17.

The labour leader said the agreement also meant that state councils of labour unions would have a template to negotiate with state governments.    

   

Asked how soon the implementation would take effect, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, said the government would begin the process immediately.

Also speaking on the implementation of the new wage structure, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, said every employer of labour in Nigeria was bound to begin payment immediately.

He tasked labour unions to take legal step against defaulters.(Punch)

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