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Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by dre11(m): 8:39am On Jul 02, 2019
Solomon Elusoji



Despite approving an increase in the country’s minimum wage last April, the federal government has not been able to commence its implementation as labour unions disagree on how to calculate percentage increase across all levels of public service.

The federal government had proposed, in addition to the adjustments of the minimum wage of those who are already on level one to level six to reflect the new minimum wage, a consequential salary adjustment of N10,000 per month across the board for all the harmonised salary structure to ensure equity.

This gave rise to the additional cost implication of N158,771,830,326.00 per annum, which has already been captured in the 2019 budget.
According to a source if government accepts labour proposals, the resultant additional cost would be about N500,813, 183,739.00 per annum which is far above the budgeted sum.

However, labour leaders are adamant that officers on level seven to 14 should also get an additional 30 per cent of their salaries, while those on level 15 to level 17 should have 25 percent of their current monthly earnings added to their salaries.

“You can’t give absolute figure for minimum wage increase,” Secretary General of the Trade Union Congress, Mr Musa Lawal, told THISDAY.

“It is a percentage issue and we told them right from time. It is a question of percentage. Somebody who was on N18,000 who moves to N30,000, what is the difference? It is the percentage difference we are looking for; anything short of that is zero and we are not taking it. That is the position of labour.”

Lawal, also noted that it was incorrect to say previous minimum wage reviews had not reflected percentage as increase as labour is now demanding.
“They had a table that ensured that no one was cheated,” he said. “If they present the table, we will look at it, but they have not presented the table. As it is now, what the federal government is offering is useless and cannot be taken. They should give us paperwork on what they are saying and we will respond officially.”

At a final meeting of the committee set up by the federal government to negotiate the implementation structure last Thursday, government and labour representatives could not agree on a definite percentage.

The meeting was a follow up to the inaugural meeting of the committee held in May. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, is the chairman of the committee while Chief R. Egbule, Chairman, National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, is the Secretary.

Ten representatives of Trade unions nominated by the Joint National Public Service Negotiation Council are members of the committee.

The government said if it implements labour’s demands, those on GL 08 Step 1 who’re earning N666,184.00 per annum would now earn N866,039.00 and those on GL 17 Step 1 earning N4,183,600.00 would earn N5,229,500.00.

According to the source, this demand poses the problem of equitable adjustment in salaries occasioned by the new minimum wage. It would then mean that while those on level 1-7 get additional N12,000 per month, those on GL 08 Step 1 would get an increase of N16, 654.58 per month and GL 17 Step 1 gets N87,158.33 per month.

If Labour was concerned about the plight of Nigerian workers, there is no reason why it should reject government proposal of N10,000 increase for those at the top while those below get N12,000, the source posits.


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Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by success1smyn(m): 8:43am On Jul 02, 2019
To calculate now is the problem again that will drag for long. Failed government.

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Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by aolawale025: 8:43am On Jul 02, 2019
Putting the cart before the horse!
These modalities should have been agreed upon before the wage increase announcement

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Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by Nobody: 8:48am On Jul 02, 2019
Lol...They will not pay it until 2022

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Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by Bella55555(f): 8:49am On Jul 02, 2019
Story for the gods oooo wink wink wink

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Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by Abfinest007(m): 9:08am On Jul 02, 2019
it didn't take this long b4 ruga settlement was initiated but they want to a whole year to implement minimum wage

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Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by Adedaniel211(m): 9:20am On Jul 02, 2019
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Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by suitlovers: 11:40am On Jul 02, 2019
success1smyn:
To calculate now is the problem again that will drag for long. Failed government.


I thought Nigeria has produced a lot of First class Graduate that the country is proud of.

Why not give the the job of calculation?

I tired for Nigeria oo






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Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by Allee90: 11:41am On Jul 02, 2019
I am very okay with my current Salary
Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by tokrizy: 11:41am On Jul 02, 2019
Shey dis 1 na country?


Nothing is just working in NIGERIA



Think about it.. on a norms shey MADAGASCAR suppose fit win NIGERIA u17 boys?

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Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by anonimi: 11:43am On Jul 02, 2019
success1smyn:
To calculate now is the problem again that will drag for long. Failed government.

You no lie at all. Failure goes well with Bubu and his APC rogues.


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Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by Leonbonapart(m): 11:43am On Jul 02, 2019
Buhari should be stoned

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Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by edeXede: 11:43am On Jul 02, 2019
embarassed
Government of excuses

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Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by ifyblinksss(m): 11:44am On Jul 02, 2019
Fg does not have 30,000 to pay Civil servants... But day have Billions to invest in the RUGA settlements

Hmmmm

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Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by DEHVEHLOP(m): 11:45am On Jul 02, 2019
Minimum wage amaka...







Shiorrrrrr
Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by DEHVEHLOP(m): 11:45am On Jul 02, 2019
Minimum wage amaka...







Shiorrrrrr
Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by sladimeji(m): 11:46am On Jul 02, 2019
Fg is a big joke

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Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by helinues: 11:46am On Jul 02, 2019
See long epistles in defending failed promises

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Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by Skepticus: 11:46am On Jul 02, 2019
aolawale025:
Putting the cart before the horse!
These modalities should have been agreed upon before the wage increase announcement


Typical Nigerian style. Always muddling everything up.

Labour didn't do their homework well, playing into the hands of a sluggish Buhari who reluctantly signed the bill into law.

No one should expect any increase in minimum wage soon. It may never be paid till his tenure expires knowing that Nigerians are not serious people

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Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by Imstrong2(m): 11:46am On Jul 02, 2019
sherylbakky:
Lol...They will not pay it until 2022
when states are still battling to pay the 18,000 minimum wage especially kogi. Only oil producing states and states that have internally generated revenue can handle this new minimum wage for now

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Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by DEHVEHLOP(m): 11:47am On Jul 02, 2019
ifyblinksss:
Fg does not have 30,000 to pay Civil servants... But day have Billions to invest in the RUGA settlements

Hmmmm



Gbenue soun,,,




Ipob and upside down thinking are inseparable




Biafra amaka
Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by yjgm(m): 11:47am On Jul 02, 2019
This is called negotiation. The presidency will be the final bus stop. I see light at the end of the tunnel. It's better to get it right than the way it was done previously where a meagre 900 was added across board

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Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by nairalee(m): 11:47am On Jul 02, 2019
These people are just heartless

A civil servant collecting minimum wage's entire salary in his entire career till he retires is not up to a Senator's monthly salary

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Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by ZeroShenanigan(m): 11:48am On Jul 02, 2019
Nigeria is still intact, the people are still reasonable, we are only having problem with the current administration.

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Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by Ezekiel57: 11:48am On Jul 02, 2019
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Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by israelmao(m): 11:50am On Jul 02, 2019
Still scamming even in the Next Level.The biggest "one-chance collabo."
Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by Visman(m): 11:54am On Jul 02, 2019
SAY NO TO RUGA
Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by tayofrank87: 11:57am On Jul 02, 2019
One Chance... They used them and dump
Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by denjjy(m): 11:58am On Jul 02, 2019
Leonbonapart:
Buhari should be stoned
is like you're frustrated. take this chilled bottle of Krest and drink

Re: Why New Minimum Wage Has Not Been Implemented by Tobinrobin(m): 12:09pm On Jul 02, 2019
DEHVEHLOP:




Gbenue soun,,,




Ipob and upside down thinking are inseparable






Biafra amaka

You should be the one to shut up . He/she is right though. They’ve billions to cough out for herdsmen, it’s quite glaring your President is ethnocentric but having issues in the implementation of minimum wage they reluctantly signed

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