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Backdate minimum wage payment, Labour urges FG

by CredibleNews

Organised Labour wants the implementation of the N30,000 national minimum wage to start from April 18, the day it was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.
They said the request was to prevent “another avoidable round of agitation.”
They also commended stakeholders who participated in the just concluded negotiation on consequential adjustment arising from the new national minimum wage.
Acting Chairman, Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (Trade Union Side), Simon Anchaver and Secretary, Alade Lawal, made the demand in Abuja.
Labour expressed hope that all sides in the just concluded negotiation had learnt a few lessons that would enable them avoid similar mistakes in future including attempts by some “fifth columnists” in government to derail collective bargaining process.
According to them, representatives of government and organised labour “exerted so much energy, dedication and intellect during the prolonged negotiation on consequential adjustment before reaching an agreement acceptable to both parties.”

“We are also glad that government has taken note of the need for a general salary review in the public service. We are looking forward to this review and we hope that the federal government will keep to its promise which was made during the negotiation of consequent adjustment.

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