New National Minimum Wage to be Revealed
Ngige, relayed an information to the State House correspondents that the two
congress are working on reviewing workers’ salaries.
handing over next week.”
monthly workers’ salaries, as well as the inflationary trend in the country
have also been noted.
workers are not getting salaries. They are unable to pay the minimum wage.
These are the things we have taken into account in our discussion.
warnings from doctors’ union and ASUU, as well as NASU. We are discussing with
them but we want to appeal to all of them that there is nothing like warning
constituted authorities in process of resolving labour issues.
cannot get by negotiation and you cannot get certain things by threats.
far as government is concerned are threats. I have made it clear to them.
laws make provision for social dialogue and collective bargaining agreements.
It also makes provision for the review of the agreements.”
after giving the mandatory notices but the same law says in Section 43 that if
you withdraw your services, your union is supposed to pay you. Your employer
will not pay.
of no work, no pay came up. It is in the country’s labour. For the period you
withdraw your services, it will not count for you in your pensionable times. It
is taken as broken service.’’
their members on the labour law to avoid
previously threatened to invoke ‘No
work, no pay’ on the members of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP)
who are currently on strike. This threat notice was issued by the minister in
Abuja. He admonished those on strike to stop the five-day warning strike which
took effect from Jan. 30.
to fully dialogue with members of ASUP and government will open an unhindered
channel of communication with all stakeholders and shall maintain this.”
Ministry of Education has been discussing issues with ASUP on the concerns
important for Trade unions to embrace dialogue in the pursuit and attainment of
the economic and social interests of their members anchored on equity, natural
justice and agreed procedures.’’