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NEWS UPDATE: Kwara govt signs first phase of minimum wage agreement with labour union

NEWS UPDATE: Kwara govt signs first phase of minimum wage agreement with labour union

Kwara Province regime has signed the long-awaited minimum wage understanding with the labour unions in the province.

DAILY POST reports that the payment for levels 01-06, began in Feb 2021.

Nevertheless nonetheless, the signed understanding, holds that the consequential adjustment would be implemented “as would be agreed upon by the minimum wage commission” amid ongoing negotiations betwixt the 2 parties.

A statement on Saturday by the spokesman of the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, in Ilorin said, ” the effective date for the first of all stage of the new minimum wage implementation roofing grade levels 01-06, shall be 1st daytime of Feb 2021.

“The consequential adjustment of the new minimum wage for GL 07-17, shall be implemented by the province regime across board in accordance to relevant salary structures in the province public service and their relativity as would be agreed upon by the minimum wage commission,” the statement explained.

It farther added that ” all due processes of promotion for workers in the province public service, shall be concluded on or before their due dates and annual salary increment shall be implemented for workers as and when due in accordance to their status of service.

Pensions, according to the understanding, shall also be reviewed upward in the province based on the per centum agreed upon by the minimum wage commission, when the consequential adjustment is beingness considered.

The implementation of PAYE shall be maintained in line with the existing revenue enhancement law, the understanding added.

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, who witnessed the signing ceremony, commended the understanding of the labour unions, assuring that the province regime remains committed to the welfare of the people, including civil servants who are the engine room of the public service delivery.

Province Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Issa Ore, said he had the mandate of the workers to conclude work on the signing of the new minimum wage for the junior cadres, adding that negotiation was still ongoing on the consequential adjustment ingredient.

” Nowadays, we were able to sign that leg of the minimum wage understanding which affects only grade levels 01-06.

” You know there are 2 legs under it, the new minimum wage and the consequential adjustment is still going on,” he stated.

The understanding was signed by Issa Ore, on behalf of labour unions, patch the Permanent Secretarial assistant, Service Welfare, Afusat Afolabi, signed on behalf of the Chief of Service/Chairman of the regime’s minimum wage commission.

The signing ceremony was also witnessed by top regime officials and labour leaders.

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