Tue. Jul 23rd, 2024

Palliative: Civil Servants In Jigawa Reject N10,000 Wage Award

By Mohammed Suleiman, Dutse

The Jigawa State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and Trade Union Congress, TUC have rejected the N10,000 wage award proposed by the state government as a palliative to cushion the effects of the removal of fuel subsidy.

The rejection is contained a press statement issued after a meeting of the Organized Labour held in Dutse, the state capital.

A joint statement issued by the state chairmen and secretaries of NLC and TUC after their meeting in Dutse, described the state government’s pronouncement of the wage award as premature, asserting that no agreement had been reached between the duo and the government on the matter.

According to the statement, the NLC Salary Negotiation Committee had engaged in prolonged negotiations with the state government committee, presenting various submissions without any response.

The Organized Labour therefore expressed surprise that the state Commissioner for Information, Youth, and Culture, Hon Sagiru Musa announcing the approval of N10,000 wage award for three months by the State government

“It is important for the general public to note that the Organized Labour has not signed any Memorandum of Understanding with the Jigawa State Government on the N10,000 wage award; the Negotiation Committee is yet to conclude its assignment,” the statement clarified.

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