The federal government reaches an agreement on the new minimum wage implementation

Obinwannem News The federal government reaches an agreement on the new minimum wage implementation

The minister of state, for labor and employment (Festus Keyamo ) and the minister of labor ( Dr. Chris Ngige), held a meeting with the labor leaders on the new minimum wage.

The federal government has reached an agreement with the organized labor on the adjustment to salaries of civil servants and the full implementation of the N30,000 new minimum wage.

The meeting which started around 7 pm on Thursday 17th October 2019 and ended around 7 pm on Friday, October 18th, 2019 saw both sides agree on the percentage increase for grade levels 7-17.

According to the minister of the state for labor and employment, Festus Keyamo, the meeting was fruitful as both the federal government and the minister of labor agreed on the consequential adjustment to the minimizing wage.

While the meeting was going on, Keyamo didn’t disclose the details of the agreement but assured that both parties are now working on the communiqué.

On confirming the new development, the Trade Union Congress (TUC), commended the federal government and labor for their patience while the national minimum wage negotiations lasted.

Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan and her team argued that the government could not afford to meet their earlier demand of N30,000 minimum wage across the board, due to the economic situation of the country.

We made them understand that some people could not be more Nigerians than others, if we are to tighten our belts then the government should also do so.

The federal government and the ministry of labor and employment concluded their talks 182 days after president Muhammed Buhari signed the new minimum wage bill into law.

Written By Aaron Roseline Obinwannem News

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