President Muhammadu Buhari may have succeeded in stopping the imminent strike in the nation’s civil service with his approval of the immediate implementation of the N30,000 new national wage for Federal Public Service workers.
It would be recalled that the organized labour has been mobilizing its members for a possible strike over the perceived delay in the implementation of the agreed minimum wage .
Chairman, National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission, Chief Richard Egbule, disclosed while addressing a news conference on the implementation of the new national minimum wage on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to Egbule, the commencement of the approved payment would be determined by the office of the Accountant-General and backdated to when the President signed the agreement.
This approval takes effect from April 18, 2018 and will affect the salary of government agencies under five salary structures.
This includes the Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure, CONPSS, Consolidated Health Salary Structure, CONHESS and the Consolidated Research and Allied Institutions Salary Structure, CONRAISS.
Also, the Consolidated Tertiary Institutions Salary Structure, CONTISS II and Consolidated Tertiary Educational Institutions Salary Structure, CONTEDISS would be affected.
“The negotiations between the Federal Government and the joint National Public Service Negotiating Council on the consequential adjustment arising from the new minimum wage for officers who earn above N30,000 would continue.
“The outcome of such negotiations will be implemented with effect from the date an agreement is reached,” he said.
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