Minimum Wage: FG Blames Labour For Delay In Implementation

The Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council and the representatives of the Federal Government are currently meeting to put an end to delays in the implementation of the new national minimum wage.

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The meeting, holding at the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, is expected to bring to an end continued disagreements in the percentage of consequential adjustments.

The new minimum wage bill was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari in April.

However, deliberations between government and labour had been stalled over the issue of relativity/consequential adjustment of salaries.

The Federal Government had, on May 14, inaugurated the relativity/consequential adjustment committee, which, in turn, set up a technical sub-committee to work out the template for the adjustment of salaries of public service employees.

At a meeting between the government and labour in July, the former had proposed a 10 percent increment for workers on Grade Level 7 to 14 and 5.5 percent for those on Grade Level 15 to 17.