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MINIMUM WAGE: Done with Fed Govt, Negotiation Council moves to states
The Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council, on Wednesday, said it would meet with its state councils to decide the fate of the state governments on the new minimum wage.
The secretary of the JNPSNC, Alade Lawal, said the state members would be mentored on how to deal with the state governments.
Meanwhile, each state council was expected to open a negotiation with its state government with guidance from the national headquarters of the JNPSNC after the Federal Government agreed on consequential adjustments and percentage increase for workers in the federal civil service with organised labour.
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Lawal in an interview with The Punch explained that the states’ negotiating council leaders had been ordered to report to Abuja for an important meeting next week Tuesday.
His words “The joint council in each of the states will open negotiation with their state government without the involvement of the Nigeria Labour Congress or the Trade Union Congress. These two bodies will come in when the need arises.
“As regards the guidelines, we have invited the state councils to a meeting in Abuja on Tuesday. In other words, the JNPSNC leaders and our state councils will meet to discuss the issue of negotiation with state governments. It is at the meeting that we will guide the state councils on how to go about their negotiation.”
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