Would You Support 100,000 Naira As New Minimum Wage?
The debate on Minimum wage increment has been on the table for some time.
There is optimism that by the end of August, the government would finally implement the recommendations of a committee it set up for that purpose.
Already, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC is proposing around 56,000 naira monthly minimum wage, but another labour group is proposing nothing less than a 100,000 naira.
The group includes: The Senior Staff Association of Universities, Teaching Hospitals, Research Institutes and Allied Institutions.
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The association also called on the Federal Government to address its grievances with the Joint Research and Allied Institutions Sector Unions, including its conditions of service; 65 years retirement age, and 12 months’ salary arrears, which had resulted in several industrial crises.
“These issues have not been resolved. Council calls on JORAISU to meet and take decisive actions with a view to bringing these issues to positive end for industrial peace, harmony and development,” the group stated.
The group, which dismissed fears that the proposed minimum wage could trigger inflation if approved, called on the government to conclude its negotiations on the issue.
These were the highpoints of its resolutions after its sectoral council meeting held at the National Metallurgical and Development Centre, Jos, according to a communiqué issued by the group.
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