Friday, 15 February 2013

Kwara State Implements Minimum Wage

This was announced following a meeting of over 12,000 civil servants under the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress with the state government on the need for the implementation of N18,000 minimum wage for all categories of workers in the state.

However, the outcome of the negotiation seemed not to go down well with most of the senior workers, as they felt shortchanged as a result of the outcome of the meeting with the government.

Under the agreement, the junior workers will receive the full N18,000 minimum wage while the senior workers from level 8 will benefit with 40 per cent of their salary being added to their salary.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Labour Matters, Bisi Fakayode agreed that the take home pay of workers in the state is poor but blamed it on the dwindling fortunes of the state stressing that what is being implemented is what the state could afford presently.

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