Ministers of Labour and Employment, Ngige and Keyamo at the meeting with labour leaders
After three days of negotiations between the Federal Government and the Organised Labour on the consequential adjustments of the implementation of the new minimum wage of N30,000, both parties finally reached an agreement early on Friday, giving workers between 10.5 and 23.2 per cent salary increases.
According to the communique issued by the meeting, the consequential adjustment for Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure (CONPSS), called group one is;GL 07 -23.2 per cent, GL 08 -20 per cent, GL 09 – 19 per cent, GL 10 – 14 is 16 per cent, while GL 15-17 is 14 per cent.
“The second Group consists of Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS), Consolidated Tertiary Educational Institutions Salary Structure (CONTEDISS), Consolidated University Academic Salary Structure II (CONUASS II).
“Others are; Consolidated Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Academic Salary Structure (CONPCASS) and Consolidated Research and Allied Institutions Salary Structure (CONRAISS).
“For Grade Level seven and its equivalent, it is 23.2 per cent, GL 8-14 Equivalent at 16 per cent, and GL 15-17/Equivalent at 10.5 per cent.”
The conciliators to the agreement were Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige and his state counterpart, Dr Festus Keyamo.