JUST IN: Adamawa Govt, organised labour ratify consequential adjustment
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and the organized labour in Adamawa state have finally reached an agreement on the implementation of consequential adjustment sequel to minimum wage implementation in the state.
Consequently, the governor has approved the details for the implementation of the minimum wage for the state civil servants with effect from November 1, 2020.
Reports indicated that the approval followed series of negotiations on consequential salary adjustment for workers on grades levels 7 to 17.
Speaking during the signing ceremony held at the conference hall, ministry of water resources, Yola, the head of civil service, Adamawa state, Doctor Edgar Amos who is also the chairman of Government delegation commended Governor Ahmadu Fintiri for demonstrating concern to the welfare of civil servants in the state.
He said the agreement covered workers in all ministries, department, agencies and Parastatals as well as local government, primary healthcare and Local Government education authorities except those on special salary structure as passed by the state house of Assembly and assented to by the Governor.
The head of civil service further explained that the area’s arising from the consequential adjustment as it benefit workers on grade levels 7 and above shall take effect from January 1, 2020.
In his remark, the federal controller, ministry of labour in the state, Aliyu Musa Hamid and the chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Adamawa state chapter, Comrade Emmanuel Fashe commended the state government for approving the implementation of the minimum wage without allowing the issue to lead to industrial conflict.
Also speaking, the chairman of the state negotiation council labour side, Comrade Mohammed Tuki and the trade Union Congress Chairman in the state, Comrade Nasir Babale urged both sides to honour the agreement and no person should be victimized as a result of participation in the struggle.
They further urged the government to as a matter of urgency review the pension in compliance with the federal government circular to that effect.
The agreement was signed by government and labour representatives including the representatives of the federal ministry of labour, the state ministry of justice, state ministry of finance, local governments, the chairman of NLC, TUC and Chairman joints public service negotiation council