MINIMUM WAGE: Negotiations reach Advance stage. - Labour

The state chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Peter Gambo says negotiation has reached advance stage for the implementation of new national minimum wage.

Gambo disclosed this while speaking with our reporter in Jalingo added that the negotiation sub committee has concluded its assignment.

He said the committee has involved starter company that prepare salaries in state and was given one week to compute  and come out with figure, and that the company is expected to submit its report on Monday next week.

The labour leader posited that labour stands at one hundred percent implementation of the wage while state government is insisting on ninety five percent, but assuring that they must arrive at unanimous agreement.

He disclosed that the committee has directed permanent secretary, bureau for local government and chieftaincy affairs to submit the staff strength to the committee, adding that primary school teachers and local government staff are to enjoy the minimum wage.

Gambo urged civil servants in state to have confidence and remain patient adding that the committee is working towards ensuring an authentic implementation of the new national minimum wage.