Kano Workers To Start Enjoying Minimum Wage By December
Workers in Kano State are set to start enjoying the payment of the new N30,000 minimum wage, the state government has revealed.
This follows the successful completion of negotiations between the state government and the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council in the state on Thursday.
At the end of the meeting, Naija News understands consequential increments were agreed as follows: Grade level O9, 14 %; GL-10, 11 %; GL-12, 10 %; GL-13, 9 %; GL-14, 8%; GL-15-17, 6 %.
According to the letter conveying the development, the payment will be implemented as from December 2019 while arrears will be settled in installments.
”Government has agreed to commence the payment of the new minimum wage effective from December, 2019, while arrears of April-November, 2019, will be settled on installments.”
“Having resolved on the above percentage increases, as well as the salary tables of the affected categories, attached herewith, three representatives each from the government and labour sides, as well as two witnesses from each.
“Herewith in a letter, signed by the Head of Service, the Permanent Secretary, Establishment, as well as the Permanent Secretary, Salary and Wages were all from the government side; while from the Labour side, were the state chairman, Joint Negotiation Committee, its secretary and the state treasurer,” the letter reads.
This online medium recalls President Muhammadu Buhari had in April 2019, signed the new Minimum Wage Act into law paving way for further negotiations between the state governments and the labour leaders in their respective states.