REACTIONS TRAIL OKOWA SUSPENSION OF NEW MINIMUM WAGE

Written by on August 24, 2020

DELTA STATE GOVERNMENT AND ORGANISED LABOR UNIONS IN THE STATE HAVE AGREED TO TEMPORALLY SUSPEND THE PAYMENT OF N30,000 MINIMUM WAGE FOR CIVIL SERVANTS OF GRADE LEVEL 7 TO 17 AND TO REVERT TO THE N18,000 OLD MINIMUM WAGE.

THE AGREEMENT WAS REACHED AT THE END OF A MEETING BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES, NIGERIAN LABOR CONGRESS NLC, TRADE UNION CONGRESS TUC AND WITNESSED BY JOINT NEGOTIATING COUNCIL (JNC).

PART OF THE RESOLUTIONS ON THE PART OF GOVERNMENT, ELECTED AND POLITICAL APPOINTEES INCLUDING GOVERNOR IFEANYI OKOWA, HIS DEPUTY, DEACON KINSLEY OTUARO AND THE SPEAKER OF THE DELTA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, HON SHERIFF OBOREVWORI ARE TO FORFEIT BETWEEN 20 AND 25 PER CENT OF THEIR SALARIES.

HOWEVER, THE MAIN OP¬POSITION PARTY, THE APC HAS CRITICISED VEHEMENTLY THIS PLAN BY THE GOVERNMENT AND ORGANIZED LABOUR DESCRIBING THE MOVE AS UNCONSCIONABLE, ANTI-PEOPLE AND A CAL-CULATED ATTEMPT TO FURTHER SUBJECT CIVIL SERVANTS TO DEHUMAN¬IZATION.

ACCORDING TO A STATE¬MENT ENDORSED BY THE STATE PUBLICITY SEC¬RETARY OF THE PARTY, SYLVESTER OGHENELUE¬MU IMONINA, THE APC FROWNED AT THE LEADE¬RSHIP OF THE NIGERIAN LABOUR CONGRESS (N-LC), FOR BETRAYING THE TRUST OF WORKERS.

THE STATE GOVERNMENT HAD PROMISED TO RETURN TO STATUS-QUO IF THE STATE REVENUE RECORD IMPROVES EVEN BEFORE THE AGREED SIX MONTHS REACHED WITH THE LABOR LEADERS.


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