Akwa Ibom, labour disagree over payment of new minimum wage

Thu Jan 23rd, 2020 - Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has denied signing any agreement with the state government on the new national minimum wage in the state.

Secretary of NLC, Iboro Ibara, stated this while reacting to government’s announcement of payment of the new minimum wage in Uyo yesterday, insisting that negotiations for the final arrangement between it and government had not been concluded.

But in a statement issued by the state government, Governor Udom Emmanuel, said, “I stand by my earlier assurances to the workers on the implementation on the new national minimum wage. “I have adopted and approved the payment of N30, 000 new minimum wage in Akwa Ibom with Federal Government’s negotiated consequential adjustment percentage increase with effect from January 2020.”He also said that he approved one month arrears of the new minimum pay to be paid in subsequent months after January.




source: Guardian