Minimum Wage: The Agreement That Broke The Backbone Of Strike

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MEMORANDUM OF TERMS OF SETTLEMENT REACHED AT THE END OF THE CONCILIATION MEETINGS ON CONSEQUENTIAL ADJUSTMENTS OF THE OTHER WAGES FOLLOWING THE NEW NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE OF N30, 000 HELD AT THE INSTANCE OF THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT (HML&E) BETWEEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA AND ORGANISED LABOUR ON 9TH, 14TH, 15TH, 16TH ,17TH AND 18TH OCTOBER , 2019, AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE HONOURABLE MINISTER, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT, ABUJA.

Following the threat by Organized Labour not to guarantee industrial peace after Wednesday, October 16, 2019, as a result of the deadlock in the ongoing negotiation on the Consequential Adjustment of emoluments in Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs)arising from the New National Minimum Wage of Thirty Thousand Naira (N30, 000.00) as imbued in the National Minimum Wage Act, 2019, the Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment in exercise of his powers under the Trade Dispute Act, CAP T8, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN) 2004, apprehended the trade dispute and called the parties to conciliation meetings. He met each of the JNPSNC separately on Wednesday, 9th October and Monday 15th October, 2019, Thereafter, joint meetings were held on 16th, 17th and 18th of October, 2019, after which the following Terms of Settlement and Agreement pertaining to the Minimum Wage Consequential Adjustments in the Public Service were reached:

THE CONSEQUENTIAL ADJUSTMENTS/INCREASE
Group 1 (CONPSS)
• GL 07 = 23.2%
• GL 08 = 20%
• GL 09 = 19%
• GL 10 – 14 = 16%
• GL 15- 17 = 14%

Group 2 (CONHESS, CONRAISS, CONTISS II, CONUASS II, CONMESS. CONTEDISS & CONPCASS)
• GL 7/Equivalent = 23.2%
• GL 8-14/Equivalent = 16%
• GL 15-17/Equivalent = 10.5%

JOINT NATIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE NEGOTIATING COUNCIL (Signatories To The Agreement)


GOVERNMENT SIDE ​​​​​                                                 LABOUR SIDE
Dr, Folasade Yemi- Esan ​​​​​Com.                                    Simon Anchaver
Ag. Head of the Civil Service of the Federation             Ag.Chairman JNPSNC

Mr, Olusegun Olufehinti, (FCA)​                                   Com. Lawal A. Bashir
Director IPPIS, OAGF, (Fed. Ministry of Finance,           Secretary General JNPSNC
Budget & National Planning) ​​​​​

WITNESSES

William Nwankwo Alo ​​​​​​                                                Com. Ayuba Wabba, mni
Permanent Secretary, FML&E.                                      ​​​​​NLC President

Sir Olusegun Adeyemi Adekunle​​​​​                                  Com. Quadri A. Olaleye
Permanent Secretary, GSO​​​​​                                          TUC President

CONCILIATORS
Festus Keyamo, SAN
Hon. Minister of State of Labour& Employment

Sen. (Dr) Chris Nwabueze Ngige, OON
Honourable Minister of Labour & Employment

Dated in Abuja, today 18th Day of October, 2019


Full List Of Attendees At The Signing Of The Agreement


CONCILIATORS
1. SEN. (DR) CHRIS NGIGE, OON ​- HON. MINISTER OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT – CHIEF CONCILIATOR
2. FESTUS KEYAMO, SAN​​- HON. MINISTER OF STATE, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT – ​​​​ ​ DEPUTY CONCILIATOR

JOINT NATIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE NEGOTIATING COUNCIL (JNPSNC)

GOVERNMENT SIDE

i. Dr. Folasade. Yemi- Esan​​​-​Ag. Head of the Civil Service of the Federation
ii. Mr. Ekpo Nta ​​​ ​-​Ag Chairman, National Salaries,Incomes and Wages
​​​​​​​Commission (NSIWC)
iii. William Nwankwo Alo ​​​- ​Permanent Secretary, Fed. Min. of Labour & Employment
(FML&E)
iiii. Sir Olusegun Adeyemi Adekunle ​-​Permanent Secretary General Services Office (GSO)
Office of the Secretary To The Government Of The Federation
v. Mr. B.O.C. Omogo ​​-​Director Organisational Development & Design (ODD) ​​​​​​​representing Permanent Secretary of OHSCF
​​​Service Policy & Strategy Office (SPSO)
vi. Mr. Olusanya Ajakaye ​​-​Secretary, National Assembly (NASS) Service Commission
vii. Mr, Bassey E. Bassey​​​– Secretary Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC)
viii. Gideon Mitu ​​​ -​Director (Expenditure)- Social,Budget Office of the
Federation (BoF) representing Director General, Budget
ix. Mr. Olusegun Olufehinti, (FCA)​​-​Director, Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System
​​ (IPPIS) representing Accountant General of the Federation

LABOUR SIDE

x ​Com. Simon Anchaver
xii. Com. Lawal Alade Bashir
xiii. Com. Yahaya Y, Yashi

xiv. Com. John O, Ushie
xv. Com. T. A. Shettima
xvi. Com, Bobboi B, Kaigama
xvii.​Com. Biobelemoye J. Josiah
xviii.​Com. Amaechi Lawrence​

IN ATTENDANCE

ORGANISED LABOUR

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)
i. Com. Ayuba Wabba, mni
ii. Com. Ameachi Asugwuni
iii. Com. Emma. Ugboaja
iiii. Com. Ibrahim Khaleel, mni
v. Com. Marwan M, Adamu, mni
vi. Com. Issa Aremu, mni

Trade Union Congress (TUC)
i. Com. Quadri A, Olaleye
ii. Com. Musa Lawal M. Ozigi, mni
iii. Com. Musa M. Abbas
iiii. Com. Nuhu Toro

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