FG, Labour reach accord on minimum wage

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Nigerian workers anxious to grab enhanced pay

The Federal Government and the organized labour on Thursday, October 17 finally reached agreement on the consequential adjustment in salaries of Nigerian workers as a result of the new N30.000 minimum wage.

Both teams reportedly finally shifted ground from earlier positions and agreed on certain percentages, following three days of intense negotiation.

And following this latest development, the strike earlier planned by organized labour in the event that talks with the federal government collapsed will no longer hold.

It was gathered that at the end of the meeting, both sides agreed to a 23.2 percent increase for workers on level seven, 20 percent increase for level eight workers and 19 percent increase for level nine workers.

Organized labour and the government also agreed that for level 10-14 workers, there’ll be a 16 percent salary increase, while for those on level 15 to 17, there’ll be a 14 percent increase.

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