Cheery news ; kogi Govt.Working out template to cash back promotions, as organised labour thump up for Bello over implementation of National Minimum wage.
The kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello has been commended for his prompt and timely assention to the implementation of National Minimum wage of N30,000, for the state employees.
The state chairman of NLC, Comrade Onuh Edoka gave the commendations during State Executive Committee meeting of the organised labour held in Lokoja .
He said “this singular action of the State government has put smiles on the faces of the leadership of the organised labour, the workforce and the entire citizens of the state.
He also announced the suspension of the proposed strike action earlier called over the non-implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage by the state government.
It would be recall that the organized labour in the state, had last Saturday, issued a fresh seven-day ultimatum to the Kogi State Government to implement the N30,000 new minimum wage or face strike action.
He appreciated Governor Bello for following the part of honour, adding that, the government has lifted the state from the list of states that are yet to implement the new minimum wage.
Edoka disclosed that the implementation of the new minimum wage will add value to the lives of Kogi workers.
According to him, the implementation of the new national minimum wage of N30,000 will be implemented fully for grade levels 01 to 06, while the percentage of the consequential adjustment for grade levels 07 to 17 .
“On the issues of cash backing for all promotion, payment of leave bonuses and annual increments, it was also agreed that the government will compute the financial implications in order to work out modalities for implementation.
“The agreed state salary structure for the implementation of the new national minimum wage of N30,000 and its consequential adjustment covers both State and Local Government workers.
” For the purpose of resolving the issues of payment of salary, it was further agreed that the ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, and the Trade Unions at the Local level must initiate further discussions to ensure that the issues are amicably and genuinely resolved,” he said